by Katie Tribe
Just a note to inform you that Amanda recently uploaded all the papers from the CCLA’s 19th Annual Institute of Family Law Conference to our Conference Paper Database. Have you checked out the database yet? It contains digital copies of conference papers and materials from the CCLA’s four cornerstone conferences: Civil Litigation, Criminal Law, Family Law, and Solicitors. The papers go as far back as 2001. An awesome thing about the database (other than offering free, downloadable papers, of course!) is that it contains complete and detailed records, and is user-friendly and searchable. This means that you can locate a paper by conference, year, title, author, or subject. No more leafing through multiple giant binders to find the paper you need! Conference materials are also amazing resources when researching a unique, emerging, or very specific topic.
On a related note, in case you haven’t heard, the CCLA recently announced that law students and paralegals can now become members of the CCLA! Check out the announcement here. This news is very relevant to the Conference Paper Database since it is accessible to CCLA members only; to search the database and download the papers, you must log in using your membership log-in name and ID. If you are a member and aren’t sure about your log-in name or ID, please get in touch with us! We can help you out. If you’d like to become a lawyer, student, or paralegal member of the CCLA, you can join right on our website.
We hope you’ll take some time to check out the Conference Paper Database! You can find it here, under the Library tab on the website.