Webinar: SRLN/SCCLL A2J Webinar I/II - Access to Justice: Who’s Your Partner and Where Are You Going? (SRLN/SCCLL 2015)

  Wednesday, February 18, 2015 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Wednesday, Feb. 18, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Eastern
Panelists: Sara Galligan, Terrye Conroy
Moderator: James Durham






Program Description:

Partnerships are essential ways of doing business for law librarians in all types of libraries. This access to justice webinar will describe areas for strategic partnering such as training, core collections, centralized websites, and technology. It will also describe major partners in the legal community and ways to strengthen our collaboration with valuable allies.

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About the Panelists:

James G. Durham has served as the Deputy Director of the Maryland State Law Library since 2011. He holds a Master of Science in library and information science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and a J.D. from The Ohio State University’s Moritz College of Law.

Before joining the Maryland Judiciary, James served as the Head of Public Services for the Gould Law Library at Touro Law Center in Central Islip, N.Y. Prior to Touro Law Center, James served as the Publications and Reference Librarian at the Fred Parks Law Library of South Texas College of Law in Houston. During law school, he interned for one summer at DNA – People’s Legal Services in Window Rock, Arizona, assisting with the legal needs of members of the Navajo and Hopi Nations. During the course of his career, he has served as an adjunct professor of graduate and law school courses, including legal bibliography, foreign and international legal research, and sexual orientation law.

He currently serves as the Vice President / President Elect of the Law Library Association of Maryland (LLAM) and as a board member for the State, Court, and County Law Libraries – Special Interest Section (SCCLL-SIS) of the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL). He is a member of the Self Represented Litigants Network – Librarians’ Working Group. His review of Lawyers as Leaders by Deborah Rhode appeared in the 2014 issue of Law Library Journal.
Terrye Conroy received her Juris Doctor and Masters in Library and Information Science degrees from the University of South Carolina in 1987 and 2002, respectively. She joined the Law Library faculty at the University of South Carolina School of Law in 2004 where she has served as the Assistant Director of Legal Research Instruction for the law school’s Legal Research, Analysis & Writing program since its inception in 2011. Ms. Conroy received the 2009 Roy M. Mersky Spirit of Law Librarianship Award for Public Service in recognition for creating the law school’s Circuit Riders Outreach program designed to teach public and academic non-law librarians basic legal research skills using free and low cost legal resources. In addition to maintaining the Circuit Riders program, which she is currently converting to online, Ms. Conroy has continued her commitment to public service through service projects associated with state, regional, and national committees. Most recently she served on the 2014 American Association of Law Libraries Special Committee on Access Justice and contributed to the committee’s white paper titled Law Libraries and Access to Justice: A Report of the American Association of Law Libraries Special Committee on Access to Justice.
Sara Galligan is the Director of the Ramsey County Law Library, which supports the legal research needs of attorneys, judges, law clerks, county attorneys, government staff and the general public. She received her MSLS (Library Science) from Wayne State University, her MPA (Public Administration) from the University of Michigan, and her JD from William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul. Her previous positions include Dakota County Law Library Manager, Head of Technical Services, MN State Law Library; and Information Resources Specialist, MN Department of Transportation Library. She is a former president of the Minnesota Association of Law Libraries (MALL) and has chaired AALL’s (American Association of Law Libraries) State, Court, and County Law Libraries section, AALL’s Legal Information Services to the Public section, and AALL’s Special Committee on Pro Bono Partnerships. In 2013-14 she chaired AALL’s Special Committee on Access to Justice. She’s a member of the MN state bar and has served for several years on the Bar Association’s Pro Se Implementation Committee. In 2006, the Minnesota State Court Administrator appointed her to a Statewide Law Library/Self Help Center Project Task Force. She is a current member of the Self-Represented Litigation Network (SRLN) which is affiliated with the National Center for State Courts.