Saturday, 5 May 2007
BIALL is the only professional body in the UK and Ireland to represent and serve information professionals working with legal information. BIALL is a self-supporting association which draws its income primarily from membership subscriptions. Membership is available in the following categories: Personal, Institutional, Unemployed/Retired and Student.
Professional development is encouraged by the organisation of training courses at a national and regional level, while the quarterly journal Legal Information Management keeps members up to date with the latest developments in the legal information world.
The Annual Conference is an important event for many BIALL members, as an opportunity to learn about and discuss, formally and informally, the key issues affecting the legal information profession. BIALL has strong links with international legal information associations and offers bursaries for its members to attend overseas conferences.
The practical day to day running of an information unit is not overlooked, with many members making use of the Duplicates Exchange Scheme to either fill gaps in their collection or pass on unwanted material. BIALL is also responsible for a number of publications including the BIALL Newsletter, the Handbook of Legal Information Management and the Annual Salary Survey.