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Shortlist Announced:

The International Law Office (ILO) is delighted to announce the shortlist for the second annual European Counsel Awards in association with the Association of Corporate Counsel Europe (ACC Europe).

With the help of the ACC, we have conducted in-depth analysis of in-house lawyers and legal departments worldwide. Over 3,000 individual nominations from corporate counsel and law firm partners make the awards unique in clearly identifying those in-house counsel, both teams and individuals, who excel in their specific roles.

The Future of Today’s Legal Scholarship:

A Symposium in Honor of Bob Oakley July 25, 2009 Georgetown University Law Center Georgetown Law Library About The Future of Today’s Scholarship: A Symposium in Honor of Bob Oakley

The time to debate the role of blogs in legal scholarship has passed. As we approach the end of the first decade of the 21st century, one of our oldest and most conservative disciplines has clearly embraced the era of electronic publishing. Blogging has indeed transformed legal scholarship. Now it’s time to move the dialogue forward.

The Internet in 2009 is undergoing the most significant set of changes of its entire history, ccording to one of the men who helped create it, Dr. Vint Cerf. At the official opening of the Internet Society’s (ISOC) new offices in Geneva, on 26 February, Dr Cerf explained that

technical developments in the Internet’s addressing system and the introduction of internationalised domain names are significant milestones.

Such statements carry weight, coming from the man who, in 1972, was one of the inventors of the Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) and the Internet Protocol (IP), two critical technologies that remain at the heart of the Internet today. In addition to his technical


As you may know, the economic crisis is having a major impact upon courts, self-help programs, and indeed litigants.

A major focus of selfhelpsupport in the next year will be working to make sure that courts and their access partners continue to innovate in access to justice, even when times are tough and resources are tight.

To be held on April 3-4, 2009 in Tempe, Arizona.

The Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University will host an international conference, Forensic Science for the 21st Century: The National Academy of Sciences Report and Beyond,” on April 3-4 in Tempe, Ariz. The focal point of the conference, for which CLE will be available, is the long-awaited National Academy of Sciences’ report on the future of forensic science, which will be released at 1 p.m. EST on Wednesday, Feb. 18, at a press briefing and via Webcast at Early registration for the conference, which offers a $250 discount off the at-the-door rate, closes on Friday, Feb. 27. The conference will include nearly three dozen renowned experts in the field, including both co-chairmen of the NAS forensic science committee, and many others. This conference is a must-attend for any practitioner who produces, uses or evaluates forensic science evidence, including prosecutors, public defenders, private attorneys, judges, forensic scientists, criminalists and others. Details:

Martha L. Foote M.S.L.I.S, Chair of the SLA Legal Division has sent the following announcement which we are glad to post here for the benefit of some who might not otherwise see it:

The preliminary program for the 2009 SLA conference is now available on the web site at This year’s conference has very strong programming, much of it coming from our own division. Please take a few minutes to review the content and make arrangements to attend SLA 2009.

Volume 13, Number 2 of this Newsletter is being reproduced in full on this posting with the permission of its Editor and Publisher, Lesley Ellen Harris. I am grateful to her for granting us this permission.

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Vol. 13, No. 1, January 5, 2009 ISSN 1489-954X

We recently received the following information regarding a legal information and legal informatics workshop being held in Poznan, Poland on April 28, 2009, thanks to Robert Richards of Philadelphia, PA.:

Call for Papers: Workshop on Legal Informatics and Legal Information Technology, Poznan, Poland, April 28, 2009.

Submission details are at .

The following is from a letter we received this morning from Phyllis C. Borzi, Chair of the American Bar Association Joint ommittee on Employee Benefits. It is being posted for the benefit of those who would have an interest in responding:

Dear Employee Benefits Practitioner:

Every year, the Joint Committee on Employee Benefits (JCEB) presents questions from the members of the employee benefits committees of the six Sections of the ABA participating in the JCEB to various federal agencies in Washington, D.C. The agency meetings are held immediately before the May meeting of the Tax Section. This year the JCEB will be meeting with the IRS, DOL, SEC, PBGC, EEOC, HHS and CMS. This is your opportunity to ask technical questions of the staffs of the various agencies. The results of these meetings will be summarized in a written report which will be published on the JCEB website

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