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2014 Summit: The Voice of the Client

Monday June 16th is the last day to Register for the 2014 Private Law Libraries Summit and the last day to get the early bird registration for the AALL annual meeting.
2014’s Summit is scheduled for Saturday, July  12, 8:30 am – 5 pm in San Antonio at the Marriott Rivercenter. Also mark your calendar for the Friday night July 11 Summit reception from 6-8:30.

The PLL-SIS Summit, now in its fifth year, continues as a vehicle for examining the impact and opportunities presented by change.  This year the Summit will consider “The Voice of the Client” by delving into ways librarians can help their firms deliver legal services more efficiently and add value through client-facing initiatives.

In the morning, a keynote presentation and a panel discussion will address the value that librarians can bring to the lawyers and clients they serve by examining how real-world practice innovations and changing models of legal service delivery are combining to create new opportunities for library professionals.

Following a relaxed networking luncheon, interactive afternoon break-out sessions will explore practical means of adding value to your firm via client facing initiatives,  and will explore the role librarians can play in advocating for library client facing initiatives. The breakout sessions will be presented twice so that Summit participants can benefit from two of the three afternoon sessions.
Please visit the 2014 Summit blog for updates and to obtain more information as the final agenda, programs and speakers are confirmed.

 2014 Agenda

AALL PLL-SIS – Summit V: The Voice of the Client
Saturday, July 12, 2014, 8:15 am– 5 pm
Marriott Rivercenter – San Antonio, TX
Friday July 11, 2014
Opening Reception 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Bloomberg BNA is pleased to be the sponsor of the PLL Summit Opening Reception on Friday, July 11, 2014 from 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm at the Lone Star Palace in The Hyatt Regency San Antonio,  123 Losoya Street, San Antonio. Directly overlooking the Alamo,  the Lone Star Palace is adorned with contemporary Texas flair and is a short walk from the conference hotels.  PLL Summit attendees can enjoy the view and a Texas-style reception in this beautiful location on the San Antonio River Walk.
Please RVSP for the opening reception by July 3 online at  Contact Abigail Ellsworth Ross at or 202-434-4148 with any questions.  We hope to see you there!

Saturday July 12, 2014
7:00-8:30 am Registration and continental breakfast – generously sponsored by LexisNexis
8:30-8:45 am Welcome Remarks: Jean O’Grady, PLL Chair and Marcia Burris and Cheryl Niemeier, Summit Co-chairs.
8:45-10:15 am Keynote Address – Re-engineering Law Firm Librarians – Susan Hackett, Founder, Legal Executive Leadership – generously sponsored by Wolters Kluwer
10:15-10:30 am Coffee break – generously sponsored by Fastcase
10:30-11:45 am Morning Panel – The Clients Speak: Extending the Role of Librarians in the Age of Corporate CounselCasey Flaherty, Corporate Counsel,Kia Motors America; John Rosero, Vice President, Prudential Corporate Counsel
11:45-1:00 pm Networking Luncheon- generously sponsored by Thomson Reuters
1:00- 2:30 pm 3 concurrent interactive breakout sessions: attendees will attend 2 of 3 sessions

2:30-2:45 pm Afternoon break
2:45-4:15 pm Repeat of 3 concurrent interactive breakout sessions: attendees attend 2 of 3 sessions
4:20-5:00 pm Reporting and Wrap-up

2014 Summit Agenda & Speaker Pages

Separate registration is required for the Summit, and is found on the AALL Annual Meeting Registration form.

The PLL Summit is supported by the generous sponsorship of Bloomberg BNA, Fastcase, LexisNexis, Thomson Reuters and Wolters Kluwer