Category Archives: Government Relations

Government Relations Committee Update

By Anne McDonald and Emilie Benoit, Co-Chairs, LLNE Government Relations Committee Government and Legislative News of Interest from New England States Maureen Quinlan, GRC’s Maine state representative, would like LLNE members to know about the new digital library at the Maine … Continue reading

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Government Relations Committee Update

By Anne McDonald & Emilie Benoit, Co-chairs, LLNE Government Relations Committee Massachusetts Legislative Update The UELMA in MA Subcommittee of the LLNE GRC continues to advocate for the passage of H 43, the UELMA bill.  The Massachusetts Bar Association House of Delegates … Continue reading

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AALL Online Advocacy Training

By Anne McDonald and Emilie Benoit AALL’s Government Relations Office is hosting an Online Advocacy Training session on March 9, 2016,  and its annual  Virtual Lobby Day  on March 16, 2016. The 30 minute Online Advocacy Training will cover AALL’s legislative priorities, the … Continue reading

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Government Relations Committee Update

By Anne McDonald & Emelie Benoit Co-Chairs, LLNE Government Relations Committee Massachusetts Trial Court Proposed Rule The Trial Court Committee on Public Access to Court Records invites comments  on Proposed Trial Court Rule XIV Uniform Rules on Access to Court Records. … Continue reading

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Massachusetts UELMA Update

By Emilie Benoit and Anne McDonald, Co-Chairs, LLNE Government Relations Committee As noted in our July, 2015 blog, the Massachusetts UELMA bill  H. 43 was reported favorably out of the House Judiciary Committee following its May 27th hearing, and is now in … Continue reading

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Government Relations update: American Association of Law Libraries sends letter to President Obama on Qualifications of Next Librarian of Congress

Press release Contact: Cara Schillinger Director of Membership, Marketing, and Communications 312.205.8020 cschillinger@aall.org CHICAGO, August 3, 2015 — The American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) today submitted a letter to U.S. President Barack Obama recommending he nominate a visionary leader … Continue reading

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Government Relations Committee Update

By Anne McDonald, Co-Chair, LLNE GRC, and Emilie Benoit, Co-Chair, LLNE GRC PUBLIC ACCESS TO COURT RECORDS The Massachusetts Trial Court’s Public Access to Court Records Committee held a public hearing on June 15, 2015 to hear comments regarding public access to … Continue reading

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LLNE President Melinda Kent quoted in Boston Globe article on public access to court records

Melinda Kent, LLNE’s president, recently testified in the recent June 15th public hearing before the Trial Court Public Access to Court Records Committee to provide comment concerning the public’s access to publicly available court case records. You may read her … Continue reading

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Government Relations Committee Update

By Anne McDonald, Co-Chair, LLNE Government Relations Committee, and Emilie Benoit, Co-Chair, LLNE Government Relations Committee The Vermont legislature passed H 490, the state budget bill on May 16, 2015 without restoring cuts to the Vermont Department of Libraries’ budget.  … Continue reading

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UELMA Online Advocacy Training to be Held May 13

The LLNE Government Relations committee encourages us all to participate in the UELMA online training described below. UELMA Online Advocacy  Training to be Held May 13  Registration is open for AALL’s next online advocacy training, “Progress  Report: UELMA Advocacy in … Continue reading

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