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They do it with mirrors: the BIALL (virtual) conference 2020

They do it with mirrors: the BIALL (virtual) conference 2020

Posted by matt-terrell | 14 May 2020

Welcome to the first ever BIALL (virtual) conference. A free online event lasting around 90 minutes each day on Thursday 11th & Friday 12th June 2020. The sessions will showcase 9 of the speakers from the 2020 BIALL Annual Conference programme, delivering short sessions in keeping with their original presentations.






“Just about a month from now many BIALL members and their suppliers would have packed a suitcase (sun cream AND umbrella) and headed off by bus, rail or plane, to Harrogate for the conference. This yearly gathering provides the legal information professionals community with a much needed exchange of information and ideas in both formal and informal settings. This year we can’t meet in person but instead we invite you to save the conference dates.” – Julie Christmas, BIALL Conference Committee

Key information:

Thursday 11th June 2020, hosted by LexisNexis – Visit the BIALL website for more information

Friday 12th June 2020, 12:00 – 13:30, hosted by vLex Justis – Register now


Friday 12th June programme, hosted by vLex Justis:

Opening remarks (BIALL)

(6) ‘”Being heard”: Conveying an important message’

Diana Edmonds, Director & Principal Consultant, Bridgford Consultancy

At such a sensitive time for employers, employees, customers and suppliers, how can we convey information in a way that develops trust and co-operation? Diana offers a technique for framing your message so you are more likely to be heard.

(7) ‘Mental Health and the Legal Profession including Lloyd’s personal story’

Lloyd Rees, Knowledge lawyer, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP

Lloyd will be discussing his own mental health journey alongside the theme of mental health and the legal profession.

(8) ‘15 months post acquisition: A development update from vLex Justis’

Aidan Hawes, Head of Commercial Development, vLex Justis

2019 saw a significant change in the future of Justis as it was acquired by vLex. Just over a year on, and with significant changes implemented, Aidan highlights the progress made and the direction vLex Justis will take through 2020 and beyond.

(9) ‘Building student engagement brick by brick; using Lego® Serious Play® to explore subject engagement in HE’

Alan Wheeler, Liaison Librarian, Middlesex University

Alan will provide a short (and slightly interactive) demonstration of the principles of Lego Serious Play’.

Concluding remarks:  Renate Ní Uigín & Karen Brown, President-Elect of BIALL


Stay informed:

Stay up to date via our social media channels #BIALLVirtual2020

Follow @vlexjustis

Questions? hello@vlex.com

Register for the BIALL virtual conference

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