The group rate applies 3 days before and after the conference if rooms are available. To extend your stay before or after the conference, contact Carli Hapanovich at 215-238-6042, fax 215-922-6652, or email@example.com.
Of course, if you haven't registered for the conference or submitted a session proposal yet, you will need to do that at the conference website. See you soon!
ZiefBrief, USF's Law Library Blog, has a preparation suggestion for those of you who have clerkships, internships, and other law-related summer jobs: CALI Lessons.
If you will be doing legal research this summer, it's a good idea to boost your research skills before you start your summer job so that you can hit the ground running. CALI's online, interactive tutorials are a great way to improve your legal research skills.
Last month we sent out a bunch of CALI Excellence for the Future Award® certificates to our member law schools who will then pass them along to their top performers in each class. So congratulations to the latest CALI Award recipients.
And it is around this time when we get feedback from uptight especially observant law students asking for reprinted award certificates because of the seemingly incoherent letters printed on the bottom right of their awards.
The good news is, this isn't a printing error. It's a unique URL that links to a virtual version of your award. With your name on it and everything. Every award printed generates its own virtual award because we want to give you a way to link to your award through online biographies or resumes. See, we at CALI foresaw this death of paper-based communication thing a long time ago.
So go ahead, type yours into your web browser and see for yourself.
If you're a CALI Rep, you will be getting a tube package in the mail with 2 poster-sized versions. Want a poster-sized version and you're not your school's rep? Let us know. We will have extras to send.
Feel free to hand out the letter-sized version of the posters to your students or display the posters where students will see. And if you would like us to create a customized version of the PDF that includes your school's authorization code, also let us know.
There have been a series of Law.Gov Workshops throughout the country, and the aim is to have a dialogue that spurs the creation of a repository of all primary law in the US using open-source tools. They have our full support here at CALI, and we're very excited about the opportunity to help sponsor this one in our own backyard (half the CALI staff works out of the Kent campus).
When Richard Leiter, Director of University of Nebraska - Lincoln Law Library (bio), asked if CALI could provide a new outlet for his popular web series/podcast, The Law Librarian, it was perfect timing. Our webinar series coupled with a newly updated CALI Classcaster blogging system was an ideal solution.
So we'd like to announce the product of this partnership: the first live broadcast of the new "Law Librarian Conversations." This Friday, March 5 at 2 PM Central.
The new broadcast, iTunes feed, and blog feed will replace the old Blog Talk Radio ones, so make sure you update your subscriptions and bookmarks if you're already subscribed to "The Law Librarian." Follow the new Law Librarian Conversations blog for updates and content relating to the show.
We're very excited to have a hand in bringing this service to our law librarian friends and we hope you can join us in building a community.
Have a look at this article about A2J Author written by Ron Staudt; Associate Vice President, Law, Business and Technology and Professor of Law at Chicago-Kent.
[A] real success story has emerged based in part on my persistent optimism that technology can improve the delivery of legal services. A2J Author, a modest software tool that allows lawyers to build guided Internet interviews for prospective clients, has been adopted across the United States and in several foreign countries as an interface for public access to legal processes. This Article describes the origin of A2J Author as a collaboration by courts, legal aid agencies, and funding sources. The Article explores the combination of factors that produced this technology, which successfully attacks barriers to access to justice. Finally, the Article speculates on whether A2J Author can begin to transform the delivery of legal aid and government services to low income people.
Our CALI Author software makes it pretty easy for you to write your own interactive tutorials or even edit current CALI Lessons for your own (non-commercial) use. We just released a new version of CALI Author:
Besides the fancy new logo, most notably, we've upgraded the AutoPublish feature.
Upgraded AutoPublish Feature
So once you write an interactive tutorial of your own or customize an existing CALI Lesson, you can, as the AutoPublish name suggests, automatically publish it to the CALI website.
Once you publish the lesson to our website using the AutoPublish feature in CALI Author, you'll get a unique URL. You can pass this URL on to your students so they can run your AutoPublished lesson. You can even track who has used your creation and what they scored within your CALI AutoPublish account (login, righthand menu > CALI AutoPublish).