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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.


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SCALL Spring 2016 Meeting

The SCALL Spring Meeting took place on Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at Southwestern Law School's Bullocks Wilshire Building. Daniel Lewis, the co-founder and CEO of Ravel Law, spoke about trends in legal research.


2016 SCALL Scholarship

The SCALL Scholarship rewards current library school students living in Southern California who hold promise of future involvement in the law library profession. The amount of each scholarship and the number of awards granted each year may vary depending on current funding of the scholarship committee.  Past scholarships have included awards of up to $1,200. Applications and supporting materials must be received by Friday, March 25, 2016. Click here to download the scholarship application.

2016 SCALL Institute

The 44th Annual SCALL Institute was held on March 4-5, 2016 at the Temecula Creek Inn. The theme of the Institute was Upping Your Game: Growing Your Organization’s Information Advantage! Visit the Institute website for more information.

The AALL VIP was AALL Executive Board Member Ms. Emily R. Florio.

2015 SCALL Holiday

The SCALL Holiday Party took place on Tuesday, December 8th at BS Taqueria in Los Angeles, one of Esquire Magazine’s 15 Best New Restaurants for 2015.


The SCALL Fall 2015 meeting took place on Thursday, October 22 at McDermott Will & Emery in Century City. John DiGiglio of Reed Smith discussed budgeting issues faced by all law librarians.


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 archives for 2015.

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

Mar/Apr 2016 Newsletter now available
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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

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

Last Updated: 04/15/2016