CALL/ACBD offers a variety of events suited to the needs of our members to help you keep up to date as the industry evolves, including:

    • Several webinars per year on a variety of subjects. Audio and visual recordings are also available to registered participants after each event.

    • The Annual CALL/ACBD Conference brings together our membership for a 4 day, social and educational experience, highlighted by our spectacular vendor showcase. Exhibitors from across the world come to showcase their new, old and upcoming products for Private, Government and Institutional Law Librarians.

    • The New Law Librarians' Institute, sponsored by CALL/ACBD, is an intensive, week-long program aimed at developing librarians' skills in the key competencies of law librarianship. The program will feature expert instruction from leading law librarians and law professors, small class size, a mix of lectures and practical sessions, hands on sessions, and valuable take-home materials.

Upcoming events

    • 05 Apr 2017
    • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    • online

    Uncovering UN Treaties

    April 5, 2017
    1:00-2:30pm EST

    Summary: This session will provide an introduction to the UN Treaty Website. Participants will learn about the main databases available from the UN Treaty Website: the UN Treaty Series and the Multilateral Treaties deposited with the Secretary-General, and how best to search them. Additionally, participants will be introduced to a few other UN publications and websites helpful in treaty research.

    Speaker: Susan Goard

    Susan Goard has worked at the Dag Hammarskjold Library at the United Nations headquarters in New York since 2013 where she is the law librarian and training coordinator. Prior to working at the DHL, she worked at the library of the Supreme Court of Canada, and library of the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (now Global Affairs Canada).


    • 07 May 2017
    • 10 May 2017
    • Ottawa, Ontario

    On behalf of the organizing committee for the 2017 CALL/ACBD Conference, it is with great pleasure that we welcome you to Ottawa, ON from May 7 to 10, 2017!

    Conference Program
    Programme du Congrès

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    Registration Prices

      Early Bird Fee
    (Before March 31st)
    Regular Fee
    (After March 31st)
    CALL/ACBD Member $550 + tax $700 + tax
    Non-CALL/ACBD Member $700 + tax  $850 + tax
    Day Registration – Member   $250 + tax  $300 + tax
    Day Registration – Non-Member  $350 + tax  $400 + tax

    Honoured/Life/Retired Members

    $300 + tax  $380 + tax
    Registration + CALL/ACBD Membership  
    Includes conference registration + CALL membership until Dec. 31, 2017. Available to first time members only.

    $600 + tax $750 + tax
    Student   $150 + tax  $200 + tax
    Pre-Conference Workshop - CALL/ACBD Member  $150 + tax $150 + tax
    Pre-Conference Workshop - Non Member $200 + tax $200 + tax

    If delegates wish to add a tour, additional reception tickets or the pre-conference workshop to their registration and be billed separately, please contact Jessica at

    • 22 Jun 2017
    • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    • online

    June 22, 2017

    US Courts for the Canadian Legal Researcher (Part 2)

    Bio: Professor Penny A. Hazelton

    Penny Hazelton has been working as a law librarian for over 44 years at the University of Washington, the US Supreme Court Library, and the University of Maine.  She has enjoyed teaching legal research to law students, lawyers, judges, prisoners, librarians, and members of the public.  She is the editor of Specialized Legal Research and co-author of the Washington Legal Researcher’s Deskbook.

    Summary: This webinar will cover the structure of the US court system and the sources of judicial opinions. Focusing on stare decisis and other characteristics of judicial opinions, differences

    *Please note that this is part 2 of this webinar series. The previous one is available for purchase and is/was on March 2, 2017.

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