Registration Open for Lawyers for Libraries Rocky Mountain Regional Training Institute

General Interest

Registration is now open for the Rocky Mountain Regional Lawyers for Libraries Training Institute in Denver, November 8, 2007. This program, sponsored by the ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom, will double as a preconference to the Colorado Association of Libraries’ (CAL) Annual Conference.

Note: Separate registration is required for the CAL conference and Lawyers for Libraries. Lawyers for Libraries workshops are open to licensed, practicing attorneys retained to represent or advise libraries on legal issues. Library trustees or board members who are responsible for establishing library policy may also attend. Librarians may attend if they are accompanied by a library attorney.

Denver marks the 13th Lawyers for Libraries institute. Started in 1997, Lawyers for Libraries has trained hundreds of attorneys, librarians, and library trustees on key laws and litigation concerning issues related to the First Amendment in libraries, including:

  • Privacy, law enforcement requests for records, and the USA PATRIOT Act;
  • Public forum analysis and libraries, including developing meeting room and display case policies;
  • Internet filtering and the ongoing repercussions of the Supreme Court’s CIPA decision; and
  • How to respond to attempts to censor books and other library materials.

You can view the instructors and curriculum online now.

Continuing Legal Education credit will be available for this full-day program. The $395 registration cost ($745 for two attendees) includes breakfast and lunch.

The CAL conference will be held at the John Q. Hammons Convention Center @ Holiday Inn DIA, located just minutes from the airport. Lodging at the hotel is $84.00 per night for attendees, while available (mention group booking code LIB).

For more information and to register, visit

If you know an attorney in the Rocky Mountain area – or anywhere – who qualifies and who might be interested in this program, please pass the word!

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