ALLA conference 2012 program now available

The program for the Australian Law Librarians' Association 2012 conference 'Respect the past, embrace the future' is out now.

Featuring over 20 exciting speakers, the diverse program offers something for everyone.

Hear colleagues from Australia, New Zealand and the Philippines speak about innovations in legal research, social media, eBooks, current awareness services and collection development.

In addition to the speakers announced over the past weeks, the program also features:

Jason Murakami, Partner at Nyst Lawyers, who will speak about the Griffith University Innocence Project which involves law students working to free innocent people who have been wrongfully convicted;

Neil Laurie, Clerk of the Queensland Parliament will share his extensive knowledge of the sources and materials of parliamentary law, practice and procedure;

Colin Sheehan, who worked as a historical researcher on both the Mabo and Wik cases and
continues to provide historical research for native title claims, will give the researcher's perspective of Mabo;

John Hockings, architect and design director of the soon-to-open Queensland Supreme Court and
District Court building will talk about innovative court design in the 21st century.

Visit the conference website for more information about our great speakers -

With only two weeks until the end of the financial year and earlybird registration closing on 31 July 2012, now is the perfect time to register -

The member's earlybird rate of $595 offers exceptional value covering all conference sessions,
social events (including the conference dinner) as well as entrance to the trade exhibition.

Thanks again to all our wonderful sponsors:
LexisNexis (platinum sponsor), Thomson Reuters (gold sponsor), and our silver sponsors - CCH, Federation Press, Gale Cengage Learning, Justis, Libero, Oxford University Press, TimeBase, and Wildy & Sons.

The conference organising committee looks forward to welcoming you to Brisbane in September.

Joanna Fear
Convenor, ALLA2012


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