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My Cup Runneth Over

At least, it’s definitely more than half full!  The year has been a busy one, as I have been managing a Web team and helping to bridge a technical content management system implementation with actually making it work and support processes and content creation.  The summer was a flat out run and I was thinking the fall might quiet down but it looks like it will be hopping for awhile.

  • September:  State Bar of Montana (computer security, legal research, and cloud computing)
  • October:  Manitoba Bar Association Legal Research Section webinar on using social media as part of employment law cases and litigation
  • October:  Ontario Courthouse Libraries Association on tools and services to run one-person and small libraries and law associations
  • November:  University of Saskatchewan to learn more about their law library and discuss how to strengthen their role and services
  • November:  Ontario’s County and District Law President’s Association to discuss how lawyers in Ontario use legal research databases and trends in their online activity
  • December:  the Law Society’s professionalism course, to reprise my presentation on confidentiality in a law practice when using technology (see here for an older version)
  • December:  joining a panel to discuss social media research technology with the Criminal Lawyers’ Association
  • January:  CALL is holding a Webinar that I’ll be contributing to, discussing requests for proposals (RFPs)
  • January:  the Canadian Institute is holding a half day workshop on using social media within a law practice, both the marketing as well as the practice management sides of the technology

The opportunity to interact with so many different people, and on so many different topics, is amazing.  Not only does it give me a chance to learn more about my own areas of expertise, but it’s rare that I don’t learn about something or someone new that I would never have done otherwise.

David Whelan

I improve information access and lead information teams. My books on finding information and managing it and practicing law using cloud computing reflect my interest in information management, technology, law practice, and legal research. I've been a library director in Canada and the US, as well as directing the American Bar Association's Legal Technology Resource Center. I speak and write frequently on information, technology, law library, and law practice issues.