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Wednesday 12 September 2012
4.00pm Publishers’ panel – The future of legal research (room P8) [abstract]
5.30pm Welcome reception (room P9-11 Foyer) – sponsored by Thomson Reuters
Thursday 13 September 2012
9.00am Traditional Welcome to Country (rooms P6-7)
Songwoman Maroochy, Turrbal People
Opening Address (rooms P6-7) [paper]
The Hon. PA Keane, Chief Justice, Federal Court of Australia
Unwrapping the past : Revealing the future (rooms P6-7) [abstract] [paper]
Dorothy Shea, Supreme Court of Tasmania Library (sponsored by SAI Global)
10.30am Morning tea (room P9-11 and Foyer)
11.00am A protected past and an open future, copyright, the library mission, and the 21st century (rooms P6-7) [abstract] [slides]
Professor Tom Cochrane, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Technology, Information and Learning Support) QUT
Digitising Australasian legal history (rooms P6-7) [abstract] [slides]
Professor Andrew Mowbray, AustLII
Innovative court design for the 21st century (room P8)
Professor John Hockings, Design Director, Architectus
12.30pm The mobile lawyer working lunch : view from the non-legal world : how lawyers use content (rooms P6-7) (starts at 12.45pm)
Frank McKenna, Head of Product Strategy, LexisNexis Pacific
1.30pm Valé Bunny Watson? Law librarians and legal research in the post-internet era (rooms P6-7) [abstract] [slides]
Associate Professor Terry Hutchinson, QUT Faculty of Law
I heard it through the grapevine : what do we really know about how lawyers research? (rooms P6-7) [abstract] [slides]
Francis Johns, UTS Faculty of Law
Building strong, sustainable library associations : learning how to make a difference (room P8) [abstract] [slides]
Dr Gillian Hallam, IFLA
The best way to predict the future [of Australian information education] is to invent it! (room P8) [abstract] [paper]
Professor Helen Partridge, QUT Science and Engineering Faculty
3.00pm Afternoon tea (room P9-11 and Foyer)
3.30pm Comparison of the US legal system and research materials with that of Australia (rooms P6-7) [abstract] [slides]
Dr Duane Ostler, University of Queensland
Mabo from the researcher’s perspective (room P8) [paper]
Colin Sheehan, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Land Services, Queensland Department of Natural Resources and Mines
4.15pm ALLA AGM (rooms P6-7)
6.30pm Conference Dinner (Mezzanine, room M3)
Friday 14 September 2012
9.00am Open wide the access. On the duties and demons of open scholarship (rooms P6-7) [abstract]
Professor Emeritus Roly Sussex OAM, University of Queensland, Chair, Library Board of Queensland
The golden rules of negotiation (rooms P6-7) [abstract] [slides]
Michael Klug, Clayton Utz
10.30am Morning tea (room P9-11 and Foyer)
11.00am Adoption of digital technologies by Australasian and other Westminster Parliaments (rooms P6-7) [abstract] [paper] [slides]
Karen Sampford, Queensland Parliamentary Library
See Spot run : ebooks and law firms (rooms P6-7) [abstract] [paper]
Helen Cluff, Freehills
Twitter : chatter and substance (rooms P6-7) [abstract] [paper] [slides]
Tamara Castagna, Australian Taxation Office
Legal collection management for effective legal research in the Philippines (room P8) [abstract] [paper] [slides]
Milagros Santos-Ong, Supreme Court of the Philippines Library
Combined alerts : tackling current awareness with new technology (room P8) [abstract] [prezi]
Alice Anderson, Lander & Rogers and Robin Gardner, University of Melbourne
A new legal information resource centre for the Attorney-General’s Office in Bhutan (room P8) [abstract] [slides]
Michael Unwin, QUT Law Library
12.30pm Lunch (room P9-11 and Foyer)
1.30pm Griffith University Innocence Project : righting wrongful convictions (rooms P6-7) [abstract]
Jason Murakami, Nyst Lawyers
Parliamentary law, practice and procedure : sources and materials from Hatsell to the electronic age
(rooms P6-7) 
[abstract] [slides]
Neil Laurie, Clerk of the Parliament, Queensland Parliament
Back to the future : reflections on legal research courses (room P8) [abstract] [slides]
Stephanie Carr, University of Auckland Davis Law Library 
Reflecting on a thesis on legal research curriculum development : what impact 10 years on? (room P8) [abstract]
Natalie Cuffe, QUT Faculty of Law
3.00pm Afternoon tea (room P9-11 and Foyer)
3.30pm Closing Panel – The future of legal research (rooms P8) [abstract]
A judge, barrister, commercial solicitor, government solicitor and legal academic will provide a unique insight into their legal information needs and research practices.
5.00pm Closing drinks (room P9-11 Foyer)

Information in the program may be subject to change without notice. A PDF program is available here. A PDF consolidation of all abstracts is available here.

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