Do you want to sharpen your advocacy skills, learn how to promote AALL’s top policy priorities and meet new colleagues, all while having a great time? AALL’s Government Relations Committee and Government Relations Office invite you to our half-day Advocacy Training on Saturday, July 21 in Boston, “Becoming an Effective Advocate.”
This year’s agenda is packed with informative sessions on our federal policy priorities, progress on the Uniform Electronic Legal Material Act (UELMA) and the future of the Federal Depository Library Program.
To attend the training, please RSVP to Director of Government Relations Emily Feltren by June 15. Space is limited. We look forward to seeing you there!
Saturday, July 21, 2012 ∙ 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
8:30-9:00 a.m. Coffee and Networking
9:00-9:10 a.m. Welcome and Introductions
- Catherine Dunn, Chair, 2011-2012 Government Relations Committee
9:10-9:40 a.m. Importance of Being an Advocate
- Mike Verseckes, former Massachusetts Legislative Staffer
9:40-10:00 a.m. 2012 AALL Federal Legislative Update and How You Can Help
- Emily Feltren, AALL Director of Government Relations
10:00-10:15 a.m. Coffee Break
10:15-10:45 a.m. Update on UELMA – Where Are We Now?
- Tina Ching, Chair, 2011-2012 Digital Access to Legal Information Committee
- Michele Finerty, University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law
- Beth Williams, Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center Library
10: 50-11:30 a.m. Breakout Sessions (choose one)
Breakout 1: Advocating for UELMA in Your State
- Led by Michele Finerty
Breakout 2: Participating in the Future of the FDLP
- Led by Sarah (Sally) G. Holterhoff, Chair, FDLP Task Force
11:35-11:50 a.m. Reports from Breakout Sessions
11:50-12:00 p.m. Wrap-up
- Catherine Dunn