Monday, February 13, 2017

Constitutional Convention may get a push later in the year

 Re: 2016 ALLUNY annual meeting presentation

riday, November 04 2016 @ 11:45 am - 12:45 pm
A Constitutional Convention for New York: What’s It All About?
Presenters: Henrik (Hank) N. Dullea, Vice President for University Relations,
Cornell University (Retired), Director of State Operations and Policy
Management for New York (Retired)
New York State’s Constitution requires a statewide referendum every
twenty years on whether to convene a state constitutional convention. On
November 7, 2017, voters will decide whether a convention will take
place the following April.
Sponsored by Thomson Reuters.

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Winter 2016 ALLUNY Newsletter

The 2016 winter edition of the ALLUNY Newsletter is now available on our website:

Features in this article include:
  • Updates in a message from ALLUNY President, Amy Emerson 
  • A book review by Olli S. Baker of Robert L. Haig’s treatise Commercial Litigation in New York State Courts 
  • Continuing column: I digress… by Elaine Knecht 
  • WNY presentation alert submitted by Andrew Kloc 
  • Committee Reports, meeting minutes, and photos from the 62nd ALLUNY Annual Meeting 
Cheers to editor Margaret Jane Ambrose, photographer Charlotte Schneider, and all contributors!

Why Sole Provider Isn't Really A Thing and I'm Not Going to Say It Any More

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

New job postings (Syracuse, Buffalo)

Here are some new law library job opportunities in Syracuse and Buffalo:

Monday, November 7, 2016

What to Do About Millennials? RIPS Law Librarian Blog post by Maggie Ambrose

Elaine Knecht mentioned this article by ALLUNY board member and newsletter editor Maggie Ambrose at the recent ALLUNY annual meeting.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Job opportunity: Resource and Research Specialist (Goldberg Segalla, Buffalo)

Goldberg Segalla, a dynamic and rapidly growing law firm with a national and international practice, seeks a highly motivated and organized individual to join its team as Resource and Research Specialist in its Buffalo office.

Job Description:
  • Managing the operations of the law library, including monitoring book purchases and allocating, organizing, and disseminating legal resources. 
  • Conducting in-depth research in a wide range of areas including practice-specific areas of law, business intelligence, public records, legislative history, medical, and news/media.
  • Training lawyers, paralegals, legal assistants, and others on the use of Internet-based legal research programs such as Lexis Advance, CourtLink, Wolters Kluwer Cheetah platform and emerging electronic resources such as Google Scholar, electronic journals, on-line court dockets and legislative materials. 
  • Conducting periodic reviews of new and existing electronic resources with an eye toward improved service and research efficiencies. 
  • Coordinating vendor relationships and regular training programs as well as reviewing usage, and evaluating resource needs. 
  • Managing firm subscriptions. 
  • Promoting library services and resources to all 19 offices. 
  • Cataloging library resources and maintaining firm ILS powered by EOS.Web Legal.
Ideal candidate should be motivated with the goal of becoming a long term asset within the organization.
  • MLS or MLIS from an accredited library school preferred. 
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in an academic or law library. 
  • Extensive experience with various technical services and software platforms is highly preferred. 
  • Ability to handle pressure, interruptions, and multiple projects with frequently changing priorities and deadlines. 
  • Ability to perform legal research, in-depth knowledge of legal terminology and principles
  • Exceptional organization, writing, and communication skills. 
  • Interact professionally with clients, attorneys, paralegals, secretaries, all other staff, and other representatives outside of the firm. 
This position offers a very competitive salary, bonuses, and a full benefits package. Qualified applicants should email their resume with salary history and requirements to Heather Marciano at

Goldberg Segalla is a growing law firm nearly 300 lawyers strong, with 19 offices in the United States (spanning New York, Illinois, Florida, Maryland, Missouri, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Connecticut) and in Europe (in London, where we operate as Goldberg Segalla Global LLP). We look to hire only those people who are excellent at what they do and are dedicated to the pursuit of client service and quality representation within a Best Practices framework. We value team spiritedness, collegiality, and interpersonal harmony within our working community. We are a firm that believes in diversity in the workplace and we offer a professional and positive work environment to each and every member of our team.