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Latest online issue of Legal Information Management : free

From Cambridge University Press -

"In the context of the London Olympic year, the latest issue of Legal Information Management (LIM) has been devoted to the theme of sports law.

This issue of LIM introduces an eclectic range of articles that address many of the legal problems facing the Olympic Movement as well as some wider sporting issues that have presented themselves during the history of sport."

This issue is available, free of charge until the end of August, by following this link -

Belinda takes a tumble

Unfortunately, Belinda Eisenhauer slipped over while on her way to yesterday's KM event and broke her wrist.  She is currently resident in RPH and is to have a plate inserted to support her wrist at the break.

The Committee has organised flowers on behalf of the members and we wish her a rapid and pain-free recovery.  Belinda, you are in our thoughts.

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

CCH CONNECT : The Voice Competition : iPad winner

Congratulations to Lisa Kadir who is the Perth winner of an iPad from CCH Australia.

Lisa's winning recommendations were:

1.  Package ebooks as gift-with-purchase for purchases of hard copy books;
2.  Adopt co-publishing model:  allow firms the ability to add links to commentary, thus producing a brand new content which can be shared with clients internally and externally in device-agnostic environments; and
3.  More filtering options which are easier to use.

Squire Sanders are moving

From Monday, 25 June, Squire Sanders will be located at Level 21, 300 Murray Street.

The PO Box and all telephone numbers will remain the same.

Great expectations

Sky Atkins commences maternity leave from DLA Piper on Friday, 8 June to await the imminent arrival of her and Paul's second child.

We wish her and her family much health and happiness.