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Trenton library plans to close all its branches

A potential citywide budget deficit of as much as $28 million has led the Trenton (N.J.) Public Library to develop plans to close all four of its neighborhood branches. Library Director Kimberly Bray announced the library board’s decision, which followed an across-the-board 10% cut in funding to all city departments, in an email to staff September 10. Some 60 residents attended a September 23 city council meeting devoted to the closings-the third such meeting held over eight days-at which Bray described three options, all requiring staff layoffs….

The following is a Fact Sheet which outlines program changes to the Republican National Convention of 2008 as announced on August 31, 2008 by John McCain and the Republican National Convention Committee:

Fact Sheet: 2008 Republican National Convention Program Changes

All four of the Policy Recommendations submitted by the Criminal Justice Section to the ABA House of Delegates were unanimously approved on August 11, 2008. To link to the final versions of each recommendation and audio recordings of the presentations and discussions, click here

10A Adopts the Best Practices for Judges in the Settlement and Trial of Cases Involving Unrepresented Litigants in Housing Court. Adopted as Revised

10B Urges Congress to examine the “incident to service” exception to the Federal Tort Claims Act. Adopted

10C Urges state, local, and territorial bar associations to adopt programs of introductory judicial education to assist lawyers with potential career aspirations of service in the judiciary. Withdrawn

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IFLA Conference showcases Québecois culture

“Canada played host to the 74th World Library and Information Congress of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions, August 10–14, in Québec. The annual IFLA conference is the largest and most diverse international gathering of library and information science professionals in the world. The five-day conference offered more than 3,280 delegates from 150 nations an opportunity to meet colleagues from around the globe, to hone their skills at 224 sessions, and to enjoy the cultural offerings of the host city. Kicking off an elaborate opening session, Canadian Governor General Michaëlle Jean (right) welcomed the delegates to the 400th anniversary celebration of the founding of Québec City….”

From: The 411: Newsletter of the Webby Awards, July 2008.

“We are pleased to announce that eight time 2008 Webby Award winner Arthur Sulzberger Jr., will deliver the opening keynote at WebbyConnect. As Company Chairman and Publisher, Sulzberger transformed The New York Times from a print business into a global Internet company, and will share his unique perspective on the challenges and opportunities facing digital media.”

‘More than 250 Webby Awards winners and Academy members will attend and participate in sessions over the course of the three-day summit from October 22 to 24 in beautiful Laguna Niguel, California. The list of over 20 confirmed speakers includes Matt Freeman, CEO GoFish, Betsy Morgan, CEO The Huffington Post, and David Karp, Founder of Tumblr.”

.:: During the 2008 ABA Annual Meeting, the Judicial Division will be hosting several interesting educational programs for the judges, lawyers, and law students, including the following:

: ** National Conference of State Trial Judges 50th Anniversary Program

** A Swift Round-trip on Erie Railroad: State Law in Federal Courts; Federal Law in State Courts

From: Internet Society, New York. Announcement July 28, 2008.

On Wednesday, July 30th at 11:00am there will be a briefing from the Mayor’s Office and iamond Consultants for the Broadband Advisory Committee regarding the Bloomberg administration’s plans for bridging the digital divide in New York City.

The Broadband Advisory Committee was established in 2005 with the passage of Introduction 25-A creating a joint public broadband commission to advise the Mayor and the City Council of New York on how the resources of City government can be used to stimulate the private market so that residents and businesses of New York City have more options in terms of high-speed internet access. The goal of the committee is to educate the general public about broadband and the newest communication technologies, and to give New York City residents the opportunity to comment on how the digital divide in New York City can be closed. To support these efforts the Broadband Advisory Committee has held public Broadband Hearings in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Queens. The Committee will hold its fifth and final hearing in Staten Island this fall.

ABA Criminal Justice Section Annual Meeting 08 CLE

Click here for complete Agenda www.abanet.org/crimjust/calendar/2008annual.doc

It’s Time for Justice: How to Handle Financial Exploitation of the Elderly

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