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Thursday, June 17th, 2010
Harvard Law School, Pound Hall Room 107 (Map)

Organized and co-hosted by the Harvard Law School Library

Do we have access to all primary legal materials in Massachusetts? What are the best practices for making information accessible?  What obstacles face institutions trying to make it available?  Our hope is to create a document outlining the most salient issues in accessibility to Massachusetts legal information with suggestions of things that could be done to effect the most accessible system possible in Massachusetts.

Please note that video will be captured for the workshop and posted on the Internet. This is the first day of a two-day workshop focused on To register for Putting It All Together, taking place on Friday 6/18, please visit this page. You are welcome to attend one or both days of the event.

10-10:30 AM - Welcome and Overview of Law.Gov

      John Palfrey, Harvard Law Library
      Lawrence Lessig, Harvard Law School
      Carl Malamud, Public.Resource.Org

10:30-11 - Who Owns the Law?

      Lawrence Lessig, Harvard Law School

11-12 - Massachusetts Inventory of Legal Materials

      Michelle Pearse, Harvard Law Library
      Joan Shear, Boston College Law Library

12-1 - Lunch

1-1:45 - Equal Access to Justice in Massachusetts

      Honorable Dina E. Fein
      First Justice, Housing Court Department, Western Division and Special Advisor to the Trial Court for Access to Justice Initiatives
      Marnie Warner, Law Library Coordinator, Administrative Office of the Trial Court

1:45 - 2:30 - The Technical Challenges of Distributing Legal Information

       Linda Hamel, General Counsel, Commonwealth of Massachusetst Information Technology Division  
       Meg Hayden, Electronic Resources Librarian, Massachusetts Trial Court Law Libraries

2:30-3:00 - The State of Massachusetts


Law.Gov is an effort to create a report documenting exactly what it would take to create a distributed registry and repository of all primary legal materials in the United States. Continued...


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Thursday, June 17, 2010
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

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Jun 18, 2010 @ 10:00 AM Putting It All Together

The Harvard Law School Law.Gov workshop on June 18 is the last in a 6-month series of such workshops that have taken place throughout the country. In this final workshop,…