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2020 HALL Spring Institute - Creating Practice-Ready Attorneys

  • March 11, 2020
  • 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM
  • South Texas College of Law Houston, The Fred Parks Law Library, 6th Floor, Emilie Slohm Room (1303 San Jacinto between Clay & Polk)
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Program: HALL Spring Institute – Creating Practice-Ready Attorneys

8:30 a.m.  Registration, Breakfast - Thank you to Casetext for the generous donation in sponsoring our seminar. 

9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. – Training the Next Generation: Technology Competencies and Certifications in Law Schools Kenton Brice

9:45 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Break

10:00 a.m.  10:45 a.m. - Being the Bridge: The Librarian's Role in the Transition from Education to Practice – Jocelyn K. Sagherian

10:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.  - Q&A and Closing Remarks

About the speakers:

Kenton Brice is the Director of Technology Innovation at the University of Oklahoma College of Law. In his role, Kenton directs the OU Law Center for Technology & Innovation in Practice and the College’s Digital Initiative. He teaches courses and workshops on legal research, technology in practice, and innovation at the College and speaks at multiple conferences. Through his efforts, OU Law is the first and only law school in the world to receive the Apple Distinguished School award and Kenton is a 2018 inductee into the Fastcase 50.  Prior to his current role, Kenton practiced with a small firm in the Dallas/Ft. Worth Metroplex, where he received honors as the Texas Appellate Lawyer of the Week and inducted into the Texas Bar Pro Bono College.

Jocelyn K. Sagherian has recently worked with both Vinson & Elkins LLP and SMU Dedman School of Law. She primarily provided research assistance to attorneys and faculty and offered training sessions to students and new associates.  Previously, she served as a reference librarian at the Maloney Law Library at Fordham University School of Law, where she taught courses on legal practice technology and basic legal research. Prior to her work at Fordham, Jocelyn was the Manager of Library Services at Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP (now Foley Gardere).  She has also worked as an account executive and distance learning specialist with LexisNexis and as an associate at Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP. Jocelyn received her B.A. from the University of Florida, her J.D./M.P.A from the George Washington University, and her M.L.S. from SUNY Buffalo.    

Cost: $25.00 for HALL/AALL members, $40.00 for non-members

This program is made possible by a grant from the AALL/Bloomberg Continuing Education Grants Program.

RSVP: By 12:00 p.m., Monday, March 9th – No Exceptions!!

Contact Michael McHenry, HALL Vice President, with questions and concerns mmchenry@velaw.com.


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