The 2024 NOCALL Spring Institute will be held via Zoom on April 26, 2024.


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9:50 AM – 10:00 AM

Opening Remarks

Bianca Randall, NOCALL Vice President

10:00 AM – 10:45 AM

Keynote speaker

David Lat, Co-founder of Above the Law, Publisher of Original Jurisdiction

11:00 AM – 11:45 AM

Individual Presentation: Succession Planning Best Practices & Strategies

Andrew Gurthet, Head of Research Services, Santa Clara University

12:00 PM  - 12:45 PM

Individual Presentation: Building Trust: Blockchain Applications for Law Libraries

Dario Lorenzo, Research Librarian, Baker McKenzie

1:00 PM – 1:45 PM

Lunch and Learn: AI: How We Got to Where We’re at and Where We’re Going

Lexis: Jen Stringfield

2:00 PM – 2:45 PM


Interviewer: Bianca Randall, Research Specialist, Orrick

Guest: Matthew Colvin, Senior Librarian, California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation

3:00 PM – 3:45 PM

Individual Presentation: The Practice Liaison Role in the Modern Law Firm Library

Ryan Vandenbroeck, Practice Department Research Liaison, Troutman Pepper

4:00 PM – 4:45 PM

Group Activity: AI Prompting

Julie Horst, HQ Branch Librarian, Ninth Circuit Library
Jocelyn Stilwell-Tong, Law Librarian, California Court of Appeal Sixth Appellate District

5:00 PM – 5:15 PM

Closing Remarks

Bianca Randall, NOCALL Vice President


This program is made possible by a grant from the AALL/Bloomberg Law Continuing Education Grants Program.