Monday, July 14, 2008

Peoples Presents at AALL Conference

Lee Peoples, Associate Director of the Law Library and Director of International Programs, spoke today at the American Association of Law Libraries Annual Meeting. His presentation was titled A Century in the Making: Researching Legal Ethics Today. The presentation was drawn from his book Legal Ethics: A Legal Research Guide.

Here is a summary of his talk that he co-presented with Steve Young of Catholic University:

2008 marks the 100th Anniversary of the ABA's adoption of the Canons of
Professional Ethics. In recognition of this occasion, the presenters will
analyze and contrast the essential print and electronic resources for
researching issues in legal ethics and the law governing lawyers in
today's research environment. The size and complexity of the Internet,
combined with the variety of specialized electronic databases found in law
libraries today, has transformed the ways in which law students, attorneys
and librarians research this important area of law. The presenters will
incorporate into the presentation a discussion of recent issues in legal
ethics, and they will use this dialogue as a platform for highlighting the
research tools and methodologies relevant to the teaching and practice of
this essential subject.