VALL Spring Meeting at Washington & Lee

The Spring Meeting was held on April 8, 2016, at the Washington & Lee Law School in Lexington. About 30 VALL members made the drive to Lexington on a cool and clear day to attend the programs and witness the changeover of officers.

It was a beautiful drive into Lexington
Fred Dingledy from William & Mary, and Jane Baugh from Woods Rodgers enjoying a cup of java before the meeting
Anthony Ikwueme from Liberty checking into registration
VP/President elect Patty Petroccione at the registration table
Andrew Winston from the Law Library of Congress and Dana Deseck-Piazzon from the National Center for State Courts
President Stephanie Miller welcoming attendees
Terry Long from the State Law Library and Joyce Manna Janto from the University of Richmond, presenting the first portion of  Enhancing Our Information Arsenal. Joyce shared some of her favorite non-legal resources including (includes smaller state and local newspapers which can give a different depth and perspective to a legal issue or case); iPoll (polling data); Policy Map (for census, tracking and demographics data) and much more. Terry shared her top 11 reference sources including Legislative Services; Legislative Information Services; Reports to the General Assembly, and also gave an update on the State Law Library's archival projects.
Alison Hancock and Lara Dresser from Williams Mullen sharing with VALLers the web alert tools that they use at their firm and provided a chart with an overview of the various tools.

Fred Dingledy educating us on The Corpus Juris Civilis.
Those of you who missed Fred's account of Byzantine Emperor Justinian I and his creation of the Corpus Juris Civilis, can read up on the presentation here: Corpus Juris Civilis
VALLers paying rapt attention to the presentations
Fred receiving a "thank you" gift from Patty
Terry and Patty
Joyce and Stephanie
Alison and Stephanie
Lara and Stephanie
Stephanie receiving VALL's "thank you for being president" gift from Patty
Sometimes there isn't enough wine .... a thank you from Patty
The VALL Executive Board 2016-2017: L-R: Patty (president); Stephanie (immediate past president); Andrew (secretary); Meldon Jenkins-Jones (director); Doris Morgan (director); Lara (vp/president elect). Not in picture: Alison Hancock (treasurer); Evelyn Campbell (ex officio)
Patty, Alison, Chris Vassey (former secretary) and Stephanie
After the meeting Stephanie led VALLers on a tour of the law library (photo courtesy of Fred Dingledy)
Yes, that is a chess table (photo courtesy of Fred Dingledy)
Reading room in the History Room (photo courtesy of Fred Dingledy)
In the stacks (photo courtesy of Fred Dingledy)
 Level 1A of the library (photo courtesy of Fred Dingledy)

The Powell Suite named for Associate Justice of the US Supreme Court, Lewis F. Powell, Jr. (photos courtesy of Fred Dingledy)
Photo courtesy of Fred Dingledy
 Powell memorabilia (photo courtesy of Fred Dingledy)
The group that stayed for the Saturday winery tour braved cold and windy weather to sample the offerings at Rockbridge Winery.
VALLers and spouses looking very happy and this was only the first stop! (photo courtesy of Donna Bausch)
VALL members took advantage of everything that Lexington had to offer. Some were able to head to the Virginia Military Institute and watch the parade. (photo courtesy of Donna Bausch)

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