February 2007 News

ARCHIVES

The Archives Committee wants to receive the previous minutes from other committees. Please send the minutes information to Yu-Hui Chuang (ychuang@kinoy.rutgers.edu). Thank you very much!

Nothing to report.

GALIC – Government Affairs & Legal Information Committee

Written opinions of the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, from about 2005 forward, can now be accessed without charge through PACER. The court will evidently rely on opinion availability through PACER to fulfill its duty under the E-Government Act of 2002, while distribution of opinions to the Rutgers-Camden web site will remain incomplete.
In response to a Committee recommendation, “OPRA” and “Open Public Records Act” will be added to the N.J.S.A. Popular Name table (in print and on Westlaw) in April 2007.

Attorney General Stuart Rabner has resumed the practice of issuing Formal Opinions, with three such opinions having appeared so far this year. The last Formal Opinion before this year was in 1998. The texts of the new opinions have been posted in the News section of the OAG website. The Committee has made recommendations to make it easier to find the Formal Opinions, including a special page for them on the OAG site and inclusion of them in the N.J. Register.

GRANTS & AWARDS

Nothing to report.

GUIDELINES

Nothing to report.

MEMBERSHIP

The membership form on the website has been updated for 2008-2009 membership renewals.

NOMINATING

The Nominating Committee is soliciting suggestions for next year’s slate of candidates.

OUTREACH

The Committee is busy getting ready for the 16th annual Bridge the Gap program on Saturday, March 24, 2007. Faculty includes Andrea Battel, Heidi Cohen, Katie McCarthy and Sue Lyons. NJLLA members are welcome to attend the program, which is free of charge.

PROGRAM

The Program Committee has been very busy finalizing our the Spring programs.

The March meeting is March 15th with The NJLJ Inside Look — a tour and lunch at the New Jersey Law Journal in Newark.

The April meeting is April 12th on Business Research. Lynne Olver from the Morris County Library will be our speaker. The meeting will be held at Porzio, Bromberg & Newman in Morristown.

The Annual Meeting is tentatively scheduled for May 15th or 16th with Prof. Mark Edward Lender presentation on the U.S. District Court to be held at Liberty Hall/Kean University in Union.

In late July/early August, the committee will be gin planning for the 2007-8 program calendar. We hope to welcome some new program committee members and always welcome program ideas.

PUBLIC RELATIONS

Nothing to report.

TECHNOLOGY

The Technology Committee has been hard at work keeping the web site up-to-date and full of content. We welcome suggestions, submissions, ideas and committeee members at any time.

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