You are all invited to the VALL Luncheon at AALL 2022 in Denver. Please see here for details and to RSVP: http://evite.me/5TrVvbqd22 Please RSVP by Friday, July 8th, so that I can finalize our reservation.
I’ve noticed that the Virginia Code Commission refers to session laws that won’t be incorporated into the Code of Virginia as “Section 1” bills. Does anyone happen to know where this name came from? I’m not seeing any obvious legislative explanation – section 1-1 of the code doesn’t make sense for the reference, and neither does Section 1 from the…[Read more]
I’ll hazard a guess that it may be because the bill is numbered starting with § 1 rather than with the code section it is adding or amending. I found these code commission minutes that also refer to a bill that was ultimately codified (presumably under 30-148) as a section 1 bill.…[Read more]
REMINDER: VALL Luncheon at AALL Survey
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VALL Luncheon at AALL Survey
Are you attending the AALL Annual Meeting in Denver? Would you like to an opportunity to meet up with your fellow VALL members for lunch? Let us know your preferences by taking a minute to complete this brief survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BLHCZNF
Save the date: VALL Spring Meeting
On Thursday, May 26, we’re hosting the VALL Spring meeting, in collaboration with other chapters. Look to our blog and email for more details soon. For now, here is the basic information:
Title: Recruiting, Retention and Resilience: A Collaborative Conversation on Law Library Diversity + Equity
Good morning all – This is a time sensitive message. VALL has been awarded a registration grant to the AALL Annual Meeting in Denver. This grant is for newer members (Less than 3 years) of VALL and/or AALL. It is time sensitive since the deadline is next week. If you are a newer VALL member follow this link to apply for the registration grant:…[Read more]
Hello VALL – I am delighted to introduce our slate of officers for the 2022-2023 VALL Executive Board positions:
VP/President-Elect – Alison Mallonee (Williams Mullen)
Secretary – Greg Stoner (McGuire Woods)
Director – Andrew Christensen (Washington & Lee)
Alison, Greg and Andrew each have a long history of service to VALL and law librari…[Read more]
APPLY FOR AN AALL LEXISNEXIS RESEARCH GRANT BY MAY 1
The AALL LexisNexis Research Grant Jury is accepting applications through May 1 for grants from the AALL Research Fund (An Endowment Established by LexisNexis). The jury may allocate $5,000 between one or more applicants seeking funding for research that advances AALL’s Research A…[Read more]
I am the chair of this year’s committee for LHRB’s Morris L. Cohen Student Essay Competition. I would like to ask for your help in spreading the word about this year’s contest. Here’s the information – thanks in advance for your help, and please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions!
The Legal History…[Read more]
VALL Access to Justice Committee
Good Afternoon VALL Colleagues,
The VALL Access to Justice Committee is seeking members. This is the committee for you, if you are interested in recent trends in Access to Justice and contributing to efforts to support Self Represented Litigants.
Some issues the Committee will explore include: achievements in A2J…[Read more]
The past year continued to be challenging but PLLIP members rose to the occasion with their passion and commitment. You have the opportunity to recognize colleagues who have made exceptional contributions to the library profession through their work, their writing, and their service. What better way to show gratitude, encourage achievement, and…[Read more]
Apologies if there’s an easy answer I’m missing, but is there a resource out there that explains the difference between Executive Orders and Executive Directives in Virginia? I found an ALI-ABA CLE that says its author “is told” that EOs are binding law, while Directives are non-binding statements of policy, but I can’t find anything else that…[Read more]
Wishing Paul Birch all the best in retirement! https://blog.richmond.edu/lawlibrary/?p=5062
I’m looking for a copy of the following citation: Dan B. Dobbs & Caprice L. Roberts, Law of Remedies § 4.3(5), at 416 (3d ed. 2018); 417-18. Please reply to my email if you can provide. I’m happy to pay any incurring costs.
Announcing the VALL Brown Bag Series
In November and December, we are hosting two Brown Bag discussions during the lunch hour. These are free to all VALL members. See below for details and registration links. Both sessions will be on Zoom, and you have to register in advance.
Title: Law Library of Congress Online Resources
Date/Time: Tuesday,…[Read more]
APPLY FOR AN AALL LEXISNEXIS RESEARCH GRANT BY DECEMBER 1
The AALL LexisNexis Research Grant Jury is accepting applications through December 1 for grants from the AALL Research Fund (An Endowment Established by LexisNexis). The jury may allocate $5,000 between one or more applicants seeking funding for research that advances AALL’s…[Read more]
Richmond or Arlington area service projects? Volunteer opportunities?
I’m working to find opportunities to support service projects or other volunteer opportunities in areas where we have high concentrations of VALL members. The two areas that come to mind are Richmond and Arlington. A few members are interested in opportunities to meet each…[Read more]