While this is a party, we’ve organised a structure and activities to allow everyone a chance to talk, enjoy, and win a prize or two!
FYI, we’re slowly approaching 100 registrations for the parties next week, but there’s still plenty of space in the venue (but no drink tokens left, sorry!). If you think someone should be attending, or wish to bring a +, please share this email with them. The registration links are listed below.
Introductions: A welcome to all guests, from the vLex Justis hosts and the president(s) of the Law Library Associations.
Storytime: What’s everyone been up to?! To kick-off the party, we want to hear from you. This is your chance to share your funny and light-hearted stories of working from home. Have your pets become your new work colleagues? Is your spouse breaking in-office policies? Have you discovered a life hack we all need to know? Send us a short write-up of your story ahead of the party so we know to call on you to share it.
Pub quiz, with your glamorous hosts: Our hosts Aidan, Masoud and Colin will be delivering a fun-packed quiz! Make sure you have a pen and paper ready!
Show us what you’ve got! It’s your time to show us your party theme outfits (we want to see your other half!). There will be a prize for the best dressed!
It’s Open Mic Night at Masoud’s Tavern! Keeping with the theme that we’re all in this together, this is a chance for you to share what’s happening where you are, share any tips and advice for WFH, or you might just want to say Hi to a friend you were hoping to see at the conference. The bar is open, so there will be a few beers on ice, but tea and coffee will be served too for those in different timezones. It’s always happy-hour in Masoud’s Tavern, so if you’re a whiz at cocktails, show us what you can make, and it could become the drink of choice for our future actual parties.
Music (possibly live) and final remarks: As this is a party, we are inviting you to see the party out with your party tricks! So whether you play an instrument, sing or have any other skills your wish to showcase in your repertoire, now is your chance. Let us know if you’d like to be in the showcase or maybe strategically place your guitar in frame as a subtle hint.
Virtual background: Bring your best virtual background to the party. If you’re new to Zoom, here’s a quick video guide on how to change your background. Also, you might want to google the best and funniest backgrounds to use for zoom.
Theme – What do I wear? As with all good vLex Justis parties, there will be a theme! In line with the current “working from home requirements”, the party theme will be The other half: business on the top, pyjamas on the bottom! We’ll be asking those who are taking part to stand up and give up a show-stopping twirl in your best ‘working from home’ outfits. If you’re taking part, let us know at the start of the party using the chat window.
Virtual after party? Yes. We anticipate there will be a virtual afterparty for those who like to stay late at the Justis parties!
Can I turn up late: Yes. But if you leave early we will talk about you – it’s the venue’s policy!
Can I bring a +1? Yes, please share the link with them. As a quick reminder, here are the dates for next week’s parties (You are welcome to attend them all, as long as you don’t share the quiz answers!).
Tuesday 14th April – Canada (CALL) Party
Wednesday 15th April – UK and Ireland (BIALL) Party
Thursday 16th April – US (AALL) Party