2017 Mall Spring Meeting

  • 19 May 2017
  • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Winthrop & Weinstine, Capella Tower, Suite 3500, 225 South Sixth Street, Minneapolis, MN 55402
  • 60


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2017 MALL Spring Meeting


8:30 – 9:15 Breakfast (Sponsored in part by Thomson Reuters)

9:15 – 10:00 MALL Business Meeting and Installation of Officers: Including vote on dues increase and amendments to the MALL Bylaws.

10:00 – 10:50 Session 1: Creating Tutorials: Instruction on Demand – Informative and Engaging Tutorials from Pro-Se to Partner. Megan McNevin, Research Librarian, University of St. Thomas

10:50 – 11:10 Break

11:10 – 12:00 Session 2 :  Legal Project Management at the Matter Team Level – Marhya Fasching, Legal Project Manager, Gray Plant Mooty

12:00 – 1:30 Lunch on-your-own

1:30 – 2:30 Session 3  Keynote: The Cruz-Guzman Lawsuit – School Desegregation Locally and Nationally - Jim Hilbert, Associate Professor of Law, Mitchell Hamline School of Law (1 CLE Credit Requested)

2:30 – 2:45 Break (Sponsored in part by Bloomberg Law)

2:45 – 3:45 Session 4: Micro-sessions

Artificial Intelligence: Hope or Hype? - Milena Higgins founder of Audacious Legal

Company Reports: Deliverable, Branded Information - Wendy Fossum Librarian at Lindquist & Vennum LLP

Building and Enlarging Law Library Services for the Public - Sara Galligan Director of the Ramsey County Law Library

A Tour of the New U of M Law Library Website - Professor Vicente E. Garces of the University of Minnesota Law School

Grammarly - Professor Scott Uhl of the University of Minnesota Law School

Outreach Initiatives - Liz Reppe or State Law Library Staff

3:45 – 4:30 Networking Social Hour (Sponsored by Bloomberg)

Speaker Bios

Jim Hilbert is an Associate Professor at Mitchell Hamline School of Law and a Senior Fellow at the Dispute Resolution Institute.  Professor Hilbert is a former civil rights plaintiffs’ attorney and one of the plaintiffs’ lawyers on the 1995 Minneapolis NAACP desegregation lawsuit.  He has written on issues of school segregation and is active in issues of education and civil rights, currently serving as the chair of the St. Paul NAACP education committee and as a member of the joint Integration Task Force established by the St. Paul School District and the St. Paul Federation of Teachers.

Marhya Fasching serves as a legal project manager for GPM GRAY MATTER™, Gray Plant Mooty’s in-house matter management program. Marhya liaises between the firm’s attorneys and clients, working to develop streamlined processes that promote effective client service while minimizing the cost to the client. As a licensed attorney with more than a decade of experience in legal project management, Marhya integrates herself fully with the firm’s legal professionals, ensuring cost-effective representation on matters with significant logistical needs. Before joining Gray Plant Mooty, Marhya practiced in real estate and energy law.

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