We hope to see you at the upcoming annual American Association of Law Libraries Conference in Baltimore this July! Law Library of Congress staff will be presenting three programs at the conference.
On Sunday, July 15th at 4pm, Andrew Weber, Jenny Gesley, Hanibal Goitom, and Laney Zhang will be presenting, Bitcoin: Changing Laws for an Emerging Currency. Four years ago, the Law Library released a comparative law report on government statements and regulations related to Bitcoin. For this presentation, Law Library specialists covering legal systems from across the world will present on how laws governing virtual currencies have evolved over time.
On Monday, July 16th at 10am, Dr. Issam Saliba will be part of a panel discussion titled, Publicizing Faith or Privatizing Law? Researching Religious Arbitration and Private Dispute Settlement. The program description reads: “This topical research roundtable will describe the context for religious tribunals in the United States and clarify the role of the United States and other world courts in enforcing contractual agreements to arbitrate. In addition, the rise of private dispute settlement organizations, such as those for Christian conciliation, and the long-standing role of prenuptial agreements for Jewish divorce, provide an illuminating challenge for individuals who document or discover evidence in litigation, honing specific skills.”
Finally, on Monday, July 16th at 11:30am, I will be presenting, From Concept to Deliverable: Build Your Own Law Library Chatbot with Saskia Mehlhorn from Norton Rose Fulbright. This program will describe the application of artificial intelligence to law, which will include a discussion of the Law Library of Congress Chatbot, and a demonstration of how to build your own chatbot.
We hope you can join us at the conference! If not, we will be posting a recap of the presentations on In Custodia Legis.