Here is the schedule for the 27th Annual CALI Conference for Law School Computing®. Please note that it is subject change.
YOGURT BAR: Roasted Banana with Cinnamon & Sugar Grilled Pineapple Fresh Berries Homemade Granola Assorted Scones Croissants Assorted Danish Assorted Mini Muffins (R) Orange Juice Cranberry Juice Ice Water with Lemons Starbucks Coffee – Regular – Decaf Hot Water with Assorted TAZO TeasClick for more information on 'Thursday Breakfast'
In life as in music, rhythm is the great coordinator of our actions, a vehicle for achieving our goals, expressing our intentions. I’m “in the groove”, “marching to the beat of a different drummer”, and “out of sync” are all ways we describe our work and life experience, and our relationship to them. Among the […]Click for more information on 'Keynote: The Rhythm Experience: Change, Challenge and Opportunity'
In the grand battle between collaborative and expressive web technologies in education, expressive technologies won. We engage our students in forums, talk to them in Slack, have them write personal blogs. Wiki, once considered a contender in the blogs vs. wikis Battle Royale, has fallen by the wayside. This keynote will examine some of the […]Click for more information on 'Keynote: Collaboration and Control: Building the New Collaborative Web'
CHEF’S LATIN FLAVORS Mexican Chopped Salad – GF Grilled Flatbread Cilantro Lime Rice – GF Cumin Black Beans – GF Chipotle Orange Roasted Chicken – GF Carne Asada Con Papas Ranchero – GF VEGETARIAN – Chile Relleno stuffed with Seasoned Roasted Vegetables w/Cheddar Cheese Sopaipillas – Vegetarian Assorted Mousse Mini Cups Iced Tea Ice WaterClick for more information on 'Thursday Lunch'
This playful and creative approach to experiencing the present moment is a wonderful way to address the stresses of life, requires no musical experience, and is accessible to absolutely everyone. Drum circles and other facilitated rhythm experiences create connections both to our own unique value and with those around us, creating a sense of bonding […]Click for more information on 'Relieving Stress: Rhythm as a Mindfulness Practice'
The 2017 ABA TECHSHOW included the first ever Academic Track. This “conference within a conference” was designed to bring members of the Academy as well as students to the TECHSHOW to discuss building a model curriculum for teaching technology and allow for participation in other TECHSHOW sessions. In addition, attendees were encouraged to explore the […]Click for more information on 'Planning the 2018 ABA TECHSHOW Academic Track: A presentation and an opportunity to help shape the Future!'
A2J Author was created by the CALI team in 2004 to provide a pro se litigant friendly front end for document assembly. It has been used more than 3.5 million times in the past 13 years. However, it was written in Flash, which has quickly been deprecated across the web. CALI partnered with Bitovi, a […]Click for more information on 'Web Development in an Outsourced Age: How CALI Partnered with Bitovi to Rewrite A2J Author'
Using instructive examples from real life, this panel will engage the audience in a broad ranging discussion about communications dos and don’ts. How do you promote the library or IT department when given an opportunity? What are some tips for spotting a “political” question? How do you discuss library and technology needs in austere times? […]Click for more information on 'How to talk to your Dean (or other decision makers)'
This session introduces a study of search algorithms in legal databases (Casetext, Fastcase, Google Scholar, Lexis Advance,Ravel,and Westlaw). Their algorithms are created by humans, who have made multiple choices about how the search will be carried out and what processes and documents will be used to enhance search results. Legal researchers don’t know a lot […]Click for more information on 'The Human Element in Search Algorithms: Bias and Accountability in Legal Databases'
Widespread adoption of synchronous classroom platforms in distance learning and “flipped classroom” techniques in in-person, face-to-face learning has blurred the shoreline where the sea of distance learning meets the land of fixed-facility learning. The list of shared teaching and learning tools is long and growing: web-based syllabi and assignments, automated grading, electronic office hours, formative […]Click for more information on 'Stop Calling it “Distance” Learning – It’s Just Learning'
Panelists will present a brief overview of the public’s use of online legal reference materials in recent months in support of political and social activism, as well as emerging tools that may further enable citizen participation in activism. The goal is to use much of the session time to explore with the audience what law […]Click for more information on 'Knowledge Trumps Ignorance: Online information and public activism'
Isn’t blockchain just for weird cryptocurrencies like BitCoin? Not any more. So what is it? A “distributed database that maintains a continuously growing list of ordered records called blocks. Each block contains a timestamp and a link to a previous block. By design, blockchains are inherently resistant to modification of the data — once recorded, […]Click for more information on 'Blocked! What is Blockchain and what will it mean for the future of law?'
The presenter is a reference librarian and legal research instructor, and she coordinates the social media for a law school library. Our own social media presences are among the models law students look to, when figuring out how to market themselves and their future practices. The traditional emphasis of social media advice on “what not […]Click for more information on 'Professional Social Media: More Fun than [Barrel Emoji] [Monkey Emoji]'
The core of any online course or program is its course design. Learn how Thomas Jefferson School of Law’s online Graduate Programs achieve 90% retention through effective online course design. Learn about the following: 1) Orientation to courses 2) Optimal UI (user-interface) flow 3) Developing design through the ADDIE method 4) Optimal discussion forum design […]Click for more information on 'Achieving 90% Retention through Effective Online Course Design'
Asynchronous content delivery now pervades almost every corner of higher education, including legal education. Today’s modern learning management system, coupled with cloud-based platforms supporting rich multimedia delivery of content, provide us with the opportunity to deliver an asynchronous law school course that rivals and even, in some respects, exceeds the effectiveness of the traditional law […]Click for more information on 'Lessons from Distance Learning—Using Effective Asynchronous Delivery Techniques to “Flip” the Traditional Law School Classroom'
Facebook, Twitter, and other social media networks have become so integrated into our daily lives that it is critical for future attorneys to maintain an understanding of how these platforms can benefit their legal practices. Social media has expanded the world of legal and investigative research. It has provided a wealth of information that attorneys […]Click for more information on 'Social Media Jeopardy- Ethics Edition'
Although there has been much said and written about the hybrid online or “flipped” law school classroom in recent years, there has been scant focus among traditional law schools on course design in a fully online format. Concord Law School at Kaplan University, the nation’s first fully online law school in the country, founded in […]Click for more information on 'Curricular Reform in a Fully Online Law School'
CALI turns 35 this year and we have a lot of projects cooking. Many of those projects are at the cutting edge of legal education and the adoption of new technologies. We recently launched a brand new version of A2J Author which is used by courts and legal aid organizations to automate legal forms and […]Click for more information on 'The Future of CALI (is so bright, you will need sunglasses)'
From emojis to TED talks, visuals are increasingly central to sharing information. Whether your task is preparing a slideshow for a conference, illustrating a blog post, or posting to social media, having the right visual illustrations will help make your message more persuasive and memorable. At Chicago-Kent, I am regularly asked to help find and […]Click for more information on 'Visual Thinking: Strategies, Assets & Tools'
I think it’s time for another tech talk at CALI! This session will primarily cover pfSense, HaProxy and Snort. These three tools can work together to protect and extend the capabilities of your network. They are all also open source and thus, freely available. I will cover how to set up: a firewall, high availability […]Click for more information on 'pfSense, HaProxy, and Snort'
In an increasingly mobile-first world, speed is everything. In this session I’ll talk about the 2 biggest advances in web speed, one for the web in general (HTTP2) and one specifically for mobile (Google’s AMP Project). I’ll show you how HTTP2 can speed up any website without touching any of the website code (just a […]Click for more information on 'Speeding up the mobile web with AMP and HTTP\2'
Dance a little too hard the night before? Forearms tired from bowling? Didn’t get to play because you left early to check on work (as one does)? Take a moment to grab your breakfast and then focus on YOU. This session aims to be refreshing and rejuvenating – Use this time to learn some self-care […]Click for more information on 'Self-Care for Today’s Techie'
BAGEL BAR Assorted Bagels Alfalfa Sprouts Avocado Spread Sliced Tomato Sliced Cucumber Cream Cheese Jam & Butter ASSORTED DANISH FRESH SEASONAL SLICED FRUIT Fresh Sliced Fruit – Vegan, Gluten Friendly Served with Yogurt Dipping Sauce – Vegetarian, Gluten Friendly STARBUCKS COFFEE Regular Decaf STARBUCKS TAZO HOT TEAClick for more information on 'Friday Breakfast'
This panel discussion will talk about our recent experience with starting up online courses at the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law, Touro Law Center and the University of New Hampshire School of Law.Click for more information on 'What We Did and How It Went: Starting up Online Courses and Programs at 3 Law Schools'
What skills make for good lawyers? Clients and lawyers, when asked, gave a range of answers: Negotiation. Risk management. Empathy. Active listening. Efficiency. Management. Conjecture. Strategy. Business management skills. There are many skills which are hard to pin down, hard to measure, but very, very important to being an effective lawyer. In this session, we […]Click for more information on 'What makes for a good lawyer?'
Many times we implement technology for a specific purpose, and then find unintended benefits along the way. Unintended consequences create outcomes that were not planned at the outset of a particular action. We welcome unexpected benefits, and we will demonstrate scenarios where we discovered “hidden treasures” that exceeded our original intent. Technologies to be discussed […]Click for more information on 'Hidden Treasures – Discovering Unintended Benefits of Technology'
Your school has decided to build an online component to a law program or even an online or hybrid LL.M., and you’ve been selected to lead the project! What next? Jena and Jessica will take you through their experiences as the point people to develop online programming in their law-related programs at their institutions, including […]Click for more information on 'The Nuts and Bolts of Bits and Bytes For Law Schools Exploring Distance Learning'
This session will go into the technical design of integrated distance technology in classrooms and it’s use for both pedagogical and organizational needs.Click for more information on 'Integrating Distance Technology into the Classroom Experience'
You’ve probably heard of ROSS Intelligence, Kira Systems, or Lex Machina but what about Premonition, Docubot, or the Do Not Pay chatbot? Artificial intelligence has the potential to transform the practice of law. Or does it? Skeptics predicted a legal apocalypse while optimists predict positive outcomes. Either way, it’s a revolution. Find out more about […]Click for more information on 'Is it time to welcome our robot overlords?'
PlayPosit is a delightful online platform that allows users to add interactive questions, video branching, and rich media into a video timeline. Videos can be pulled from major platforms like YouTube, Kaltura, TedEd, or uploaded to the site. With integrations to most learning management systems, it’s easy for Instructional Design teams and professors to quickly […]Click for more information on 'PlayPosit: Creating Interactive Videos with a Few Clicks'
CHEF’S SURF & POULTRY FLAVORS Grilled Salmon/Chicken Cacciatore 1/2 Chicken Cacciatore with Fresh Herbs and Vegetables – GF 1/2 Grilled Salmon with Sundried Tomato Pesto Sauce – GF Traditional Garden Salad with Ranch Dressing and Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing – GF Baby Spinach Salad with Bacon, Hard Boiled Eggs and Balsamic Vinaigrette – GF Pan Roasted Vegetables […]Click for more information on 'Friday Lunch'
Government information preservation is in everyone’s best interest. With the lack of standard funding for website preservation of .gov and .mil websites, a volunteer effort (a grassroots effort if you will) began in 2008 among the Library of Congress, the Internet Archive, and tech-savvy librarians at a couple major universities. Every four years, this small […]Click for more information on 'Legislative Advocacy and the Law School: Librarians unite?!'
The presenter has been on the NCBE Contracts Drafting Committee for the MBE for many years. After attending the session, the attendee will be able to draft the kind of analytical multiple-choice questions found on the Multistate Bar Exam and will be able to analyze the quality of a question using data from Scantron reports. […]Click for more information on 'Workshop on Creating NCBE-Style Multiple Choice Questions'
I would like to present about the first ever video game on-line criminal procedure course. Here’s its webpage that gives you a sense of the course. http://www.law.msu.edu/game/ Gamification of online education presents important issues about how law should be taught, the advantages of online platforms over brick and mortar educational formats–as well as educational regulatory […]Click for more information on 'Synchronous Video and Distance Learning – State of the Art'
Being a competent attorney means being a competent technologist. ABA Model Rule 1.1 (Competence) requires all lawyers to stay abreast of technology even if they still use a Dictaphone and typewriter and think “the cloud” refers to the fluffy white stuff in the sky. It can be malpractice to misuse or misunderstand technology, and this […]Click for more information on 'Lawyer ≠ Luddite'
Given the ever-changing landscape of IT services these days, some may wonder if they still need dedicated IT personnel at a law school. Some IT workers at law schools may feel threatened by the growth of cloud services, central campus IT expansions, and subscription-based operating systems and applications historically managed by law school IT departments. […]Click for more information on 'Cloud Services, Central IT, and Subscription-based Apps: The changing role of Law School IT and the real value-add that IT OPs can provide'
Our students have to learn so many new skills to be successful in law school and law practice. Legal research, client interviewing, and case analysis just for starters. Our teaching methods have to engage our students while preparing them to “think like a lawyer.” We also have the responsibility to familiarize students in evaluating the […]Click for more information on 'Decision Making Models in 2/2 Time – Two Speakers, Two Models (Maybe)'
A lot of research has examined the efficacy of online multimedia used in educational environments (Clark & Mayer, 2016). However there have been fewer investigations into how these environments impact the satisfaction of students, that is, even though the video may properly adhere to multimedia theory, how do the students feel about what they are […]Click for more information on 'Creating Videos that Law Students Love: Investigating Students’ Satisfaction with Online Educational Media'
It is time to think in new ways about mobile devices and cloud storage. With the right program in place and guidance from your IT organization, students, faculty members and administrative offices can find new efficiency in non-paper solutions. Two IT directors from Campbell Law and Duke Law describe hardware/software programs designed to do just […]Click for more information on 'Bye-bye Yellow Pad: Mobile Device and Cloud Solutions'
Since 2010 North Carolina Central University School of Law has been at the forefront of Virtual Legal Education with the launch of its Virtual Justice Project. The Virtual Justice Project is an innovation in legal education and technology using Telepresence and High Definition videoconferencing. This session will highlight the evolution of videoconferencing solutions deployed by […]Click for more information on 'Using Technology to achieve the Brick & Mortar Experience'
As more and more states take note of ABA Standard RPC 1.1 Comment  and add state level rules which require that lawyers have basic technology competency, more law schools are responding and adding technology courses to their course offerings. This session will be discussing three major themes aimed at teaching a new technology course. […]Click for more information on 'Teaching Law Practice Tech to Law Students – State of the Art'
Colorado Law takes our ethical obligations seriously to protect the confidential client data for our legal clinics. In theory, this is straightforward, but in practice it is a real challenge when faced with protecting this data across 120 practicing student attorneys with limited resources. Join Colorado Law’s Clinical Programs Manager and Senior IT Director for […]Click for more information on 'Secure Computing for Clinical Student Attorneys at Colorado Law'
In 1996, CALI offered 100 lessons that schools installed on desktops in their computer labs using discs that CALI mailed to each school. Today, the range of materials and the scope of tools available from CALI has expanded. CALI offers over 1000 lessons that work across many platforms in 35 areas of the law, free […]Click for more information on '5 x 5 Gamified Review of CALI’s Materials and Tools – With Opportunities to Win Prizes – Including a Vintage CALI Mousepad'
We always like to end the conference with a bang. This year we have some amazing raffle prizes. Listing of Raffle prizes: The Disappearing Civil Liberties Mug (qty. 1) Silly Walks Watch (Monty Python’s) (qty. 1) Echo Dot (qty. 3) iHome Color Changing Wireless Speaker (qty. 2) Google Home Voice-Activated speaker (qty. 2) Nest Learning […]Click for more information on 'Closing Plenary'