Join us for the 2018-19 CLE Series- Programs Announced

The Law Library Association continues its monthly continuing legal education (CLE) programs into the 2018-19 year. 
Save the Date for these upcoming programs: 

"Legal Research 2.0: WestlawNext, HeinOnline and the New WestlawEdge" with Lynn Hartke and David Kullman, Assistant Professors of Legal Research, Saint Louis University School of Law
Wednesday December 5, 2018

"The Role of the Guardian Ad Litem in Custody Cases" with the Honorable David A. Roither, Associate Circuit Judge of the 22nd Judicial Circuit
Wednesday January 9, 2019   

"Criminal Law" with Professor Susan McGraugh, Saint Louis University School of Law
Wednesday February 13, 2019

"Immigration Law" with Javad Khazaeli, Esq.
Wednesday March 30, 2019

"The Intersection of Copyright, Matrimonial Law and Estate Law" with Professor Emeritus Francis Nevins, Saint Louis University School of Law  

May program to be announced

"Ethics" with Michael Downey, Esq.
June 2019 -exact date to be announced (2 MO Ethics Credit hours)

All programs start at 12:30 PM (unless otherwise noted), last one hour and qualify for 1.2 Missouri Bar CLE credits (unless otherwise noted).   

Keep an eye on our CLE page for updates on dates, speakers and topics.  

The Role of the Guardian ad Litem in Custody Cases

This program will provide attorneys with information on topics including the statutory authority to appoint Guardians ad Litem, Supreme Court standards for such appointments and the practical issues relating to representing a party while working with a Guardian ad Litem. 

Fee:  $25 for non-members of the Law Library Association. Free for Library Members and students and faculty at Saint Louis University School of Law.

Library Director Featured in Recent Blogcast

Our Library Director, Gail Wechsler, was a featured speaker in an October 26, 2018 blogcast of the STL Nonprofit News, an all digital news platform focused on strengthening the region by building knowledge and awareness among professionals, lay leaders, philanthropists and community members about the region's diverse nonprofit landscape.   

You can listen to the blogcast at


Legal Research 2.0: WestlawNext, HeinOnline and the New WestlawEdge

This program will provide an update to attorneys on best practices for performing legal research using WestlawNext and HeinOnline.  There also will be an introduction to doing research with the newest Westlaw platform, WestlawEdge.  This program is suitable for attorneys with all levels of experience.   

Food Drive to Benefit Operation Food Search a Big Success

Thanks to all who participated in our food drive , co-sponsored with St. Louis Attorneys Against Hunger, an initiative of the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis (BAMSL). The food drive took place from Monday May 21 until Friday June 29.  All proceeds benefited Operation Food Search, one of the region's largest non-profits focused on distributing food to our neighbors in need.  Two large bins were filled with donations received from our  library members, staff in our courthouse and at the Carnahan Courthouse and from other visitors during the month the drive took place. Approximately 418 pounds of food, plus monetary donations, were collected! Thank you all for your generosity! 

New Collaborative Book Discussion Club With Saint Louis Public Library: Legally Reading

The Law Library Association is pleased to announce a new collaboration with Saint Louis Public Library: a book discussion group focused on works of legal fiction and non-fiction.  The new group, called "Legally Reading," initially will meet four times a year at lunchtime.  Programs will begin run from 12:30 to 1:30 PM.  Most programs will meet at the Law Library Association, located in the Civil Courts Building in downtown St. Louis (10 N. Tucker, 13th Floor), while some will meet at the Central Branch of Saint Louis Public Library.  All programs are free and open to the public as well as to Law Library Association Members.  

Join us for our second program on Tuesday November 13 at 12:30 PM at the Law Library Association. We will discuss the non-fiction work "Nickel and Dimed" by Barbara Ehrenreich.

For more information, contact Library Director Gail Wechsler at 314-622-4470 or  Also look for additional information here