This is the blog of the Government Relations Office of the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL). The Washington Blawg will cover policy issues, relevant events, news, and resources relevant to the law library community. We will address important topics such as access to government information, digital authentication, copyright, open government issues, and more.

AALL is a nonprofit educational organization with 5000 members nationwide who respond to the legal information needs of legislators, judges, and other public officials at all levels of government, corporations and small businesses, law professors and students, attorneys and members of the general public. Our members serve the information needs of the legal community and the public at more than 1900 academic, firm and state, court and county law libraries. AALL’s mission is to promote and enhance the value of law libraries, to foster law librarianship and to provide leadership and advocacy in the field of legal information and information policy.

In fulfilling its mission and the mission of the American Association of Law Libraries, the Government Relations Office monitors legislative, judicial and regulatory activities and represents the views of the AALL in accordance with its Government Relations Policy and the resolutions endorsed by the AALL Executive Board or the membership. The Copyright Committee, Digital Access to Legal Information Committee and Government Relations Committee consult with, advise, and provide general direction and guidance to the Government Relations Office.

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