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Welcome To SCALL - Southern California Association of Law Libraries


The Southern California Association of Law Libraries (SCALL) is a local chapter of the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL). SCALL was approved as a chapter in 1953 and has an active membership of over 300 librarians and information professionals from academic, private, state, and county law libraries in the Southern California area. SCALL sponsors an annual institute, has over 20 committees, publishes a chapter newsletter, runs a listserv, and maintains these web pages.



Come to the SCALL Fall meeting, which will feature John DiGiglio of Reed Smith discussing budgeting issues faced by all law librarians. Don't just take last year's budget and decrease it by 10%, learn how to make that 10% count!

Date: Thursday, October 22, 2015

Time: Social Networking: 6:00 p.m., Dinner: 6:45 p.m., Speaker: 7:00 p.m.                  

Location: McDermott Will & Emery, 2049 Century Park East, Los Angeles, CA 90067-3218

RSVP by Friday, October 16, 2015

Save the date!

The 44th Annual SCALL Institute will be held on March 4-5, 2016 at the Temecula Creek Inn. Stay tuned for more details...

Pacific Chapters Reception at AALL Philadelphia

If you're attending AALL this summer, save your Saturday night for the Pacific Chapters Reception.

Field House (Upstairs Loft)
1150 Filbert St. (within walking distance of the convention center)
Saturday, July 18th, 7:00-8:30 p.m.

Check back for additional details and to RSVP.


The 2015 SCALL Business Meeting took place on Tuesday, June 23, 2015 at the Richard H. Chambers United States Court of Appeals Buildling.

Congratulations to the newly elected 2015-2016 board!

Incoming members include:

Stefanie Frame, Vice President
Joy Shoemaker, Treasurer
Christina Tsou, Board Member

2015 SCALL Spring Meeting: Legal Incubators
The SCALL Spring Meeting took place on Wednesday, March 25 at the Los Angeles County Law Library. William T. Tanner, Directing Attorney at the Legal Aid Society of Orange County, discussed the history of legal incubators, different models for providing legal services, the legal aid model, and pro bono opportunities.

2015 SCALL Institute

The 43rd Annual SCALL Institute's theme was Thriving in the Network Economy

The Institute took place February 27th and 28th at the Historic Mission Inn in Riverside, CA. For more information, visit the Institute website:   

Locating the Law, 5th edition, revised (2011)

Public Access to Legal Information Committee (PALI) is pleased to announce the publication of the revised fifth edition of Locating the Law: A Handbook for Non-Law Librarians (2011). The entire publication is freely available for download HERE

Sep/Oct 2015 Newsletter now available
Sep/Oct 2015 Newsletter If link does not open, right click and select "save target as" to save the file to your local drive.

Mailing Address:
Southern California Association of Law Libraries (SCALL)
PMB 334
8391 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90048

Email comments, questions, and suggestions to:  scallweb [at] gmail [dot] com

Check out the Rohan Chapter Service Award and Vendor Service Award winners


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Other California Law Library Associations:
Northern California Association of Law Libraries
San Diego Area Law Libraries

Last Updated: 10/7//2015