Spring Institute 2009

April 24-25, 2009
Hotel Whitcomb:  www.hotelwhitcomb.com
1231 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

The economy is in turmoil and the legal climate is changing fast.  Please join us as we uncover some of the major issues affecting our practice and profession in this economic crisis.  We will provide tools and guidance to help you cope with today and prepare for tomorrow.  We have a wonderful slate of speakers covering topics such as the Legal Economy, Budgeting, Competitive Intelligence, Real Estate, and Bankruptcy.  We’ll also provide opportunities to visit with vendors and network with your colleagues.

Friday morning Thomson/West is generously sponsoring a Bridge the Gap workshop:  Bridge to Nowhere? Successfully Spanning the Legal Research Gap

We look forward to seeing you there!

You can register online for the NOCALL Spring Institute here: http://nocall.eventbee.com

Or download the registration form and mail it to the address provided.

Important Dates
Early Bird Registration –$100 ($125 for non-members) registered/postmarked by March 27, 2009
Registration Deadline – $115 ($125 for non-members, $50 for students/retired/unemployed members) registered/postmarked by April 10, 2009
Late Fee – $125 registered/postmarked after April 10, 2009

NOCALL is offering grants to attend!
Contact NOCALL’s Grant Chair, Teresa Dippery at 650-849-4829 or email for more information.

Rooms at the Hotel Whitcomb are $122.50 plus tax per night single/double, $142.50 for triple, and $162.50 for quadruple occupancy.  Rates are good 4/23/2009 through 4/25/2009, but reservations must be made by 5:00pm 4/2/2009.  Reservations can be made by calling 415-626-8000 and referencing Northern California Association of Law Libraries or NOCALL.

Vendors can download a vendor packet here.  For more details or questions please contact:
Shannon S Burchard
NOCALL Spring Institute Committee, Vendor coordinator
USF Zief Law Library
2130 Fulton St.
San Francisco, CA 94117-1080
415-422-2249 voice  415-422-2345 fax

Programs & Speakers

Workshop: * Workshop bags are provided by the generous sponsorship of BNA.
Friday, April 24, 2009
8:00 am – 9:00 am Workshop Registration & Continental Breakfast
9:00 am – 11:45 am Bridge to Nowhere?  Successfully Spanning the Legal Research Gap
This program is made possible by the generous sponsorship of Thomson/West.
Powerpoint presentation
Handouts: Real World Research | Research Plan 1 | Orientation: What to Cover | Treatise Practice Exercise | West Digest | Things to Know About A Case | Digest Handout | Handy All-Purpose Search Form |Depth of Treatment | Identifying Fields in Cases – Westlaw | Identifying Fields in Statutes – Westlaw | Subject Guide to Selected Treatises |Legal Research Powerpoint |(Westlaw link:) Litigation, Fall 1998. Back to Basics. “This is What I’m Thinking: A Dialogue Between Partner and Associate…From the Partner.” Mark Herrmann [FNa1]
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Workshop Lunch (workshop attendees only)
12:00 pm – 1:15 pm Registration & Exhibits Open
1:15 pm – 1:30 pm Opening Remarks
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm Program – Current State of the Legal Economy
Speaker:  Richard N. Gary of Gary Advisors LLC
2:30 pm – 3:00 pm Program – Help Me Cope!  Quick tools for Keeping Up with the Economic Crisis
Speaker:  Camille Reynolds

3:00 pm – 3:30 pm Exhibit & Refreshment Break
This program is made possible by the generous sponsorship of Thomson/West.
3:30 pm – 5:00 pm Program – Using CI to Stay Ahead of the Curve *
Speakers:  Jan Rivers, Dorsey & Whitney LLP & Mark Gediman, Best Best & Krieger LLP
This program is made possible by a grant from the AALL/BNA Continuing Education Grants Program.
Presentation/Handout | Bibliography
5:00 pm – 6:30 pm Cocktail Reception with Exhibitors
8:00 pm – 10:00 pm Optional Networking Social – Yerba Buena Bowling Party
Saturday, April 25, 2009
8:00 am – 9:00 am Registration
Exhibits Open & Continental Breakfast
* Breakfast is made possible by the generous sponsorship of Continuing Education of the Bar.
9:00 am – 10:30 am Program – The Mortgage crisis & The Current Economy
Speakers:  Chuck Hansen of Wendel Rosen; Jo Carrillo, Professor, UC Hastings College of the Law, and Mary McBride of Bloomberg
10:30 am – 11:00 am Exhibit & Refreshment Break
11:00 am – 12:30 pm Program – Bankruptcy Law & Research in the Current Economy
Speakers:  Josh Fried, Attorney, & Leslie Ann Forrester, Librarian, Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones
Handout/Bankruptcy Glossary | Les Forrester’s Bankruptcy presentation
12:30 pm – 1:00 pm Exhibit & Raffle
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm Lunch featuring AALL Board Member, David Mao
This program is made possible by the generous sponsorship of Lexis.

Thank you to our generous sponsors

  • American Association of Law Libraries
  • Thomson/West
  • CEB
  • LexisNexis
  • BNA
  • William S. Hein & Company
  • Legislative Research, Inc.

Workshop Speakers
Schelle Simcox, Paul Hastings
Sara Paul, Paul Hastings
Kathy Skinner, Morrison and Foerster
Dean C. Rowan, UC Berkeley School of Law Library
Holly Riccio, O’Melveny and Meyers
Yvonne Boyer, Cooley Godward Kronish
Lee Ryan, University of San Francisco School of Law
Susan Nevelow Mart, UC Hastings College of the Law Library
Craig Griffith, West Librarian Relations Manager
Keri Klein, UC Berkeley School of Law

Institute Committee
Chair:  Diane Rodriguez, Hassard Bonnington LLP
Shannon Burchard, Dorraine Zief Law Library , University of San Francisco
Jessica Corcoran, Morrison & Foerster
Leslie Ann Forrester, Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones
Lisa Hampton, Legislative Research Inc.
Susan Nevelow Mart, UC Hastings College of the Law
Ellen Platt, Heafey Law Library, Santa Clara University
Holly Riccio, O’Melvany & Myers LLP
Donna Williams, CA Court of Appeal