The Colorado Association of Law Libraries (CoALL) began in 1977 as the Colorado Consortium of Law Libraries. In 1984 the organization petitioned the American Association of Law Libraries to become an official chapter of that organization. Their petition was accepted, and the name was changed to Colorado Association of Law Libraries to reflect their new affiliation. The main goals of CoALL are to ''(a) promote librarianship; (b) develop and increase the usefulness of law libraries; (c) cultivate the science of law librarianship; and (d) foster a spirit of cooperation among the members of the profession, particularly those in Colorado.'' The Association has supported its members through a variety of professional activities, including mentoring and grant programs and continuing education. One of its main activities is an annual Legal Institute, which consists of a day-long workshop on various topics of concern to law librarians. CoALL continues to play a vital role in law librarianship in the state. More information about the organization can be found at the CoAll website: http://www.aallnet.org/chapter/coall/index.htm
The Colorado Association of Law Libraries Records contains the working documents of the organization, dating from 1977 to 2002. This includes Articles of Incorporation, Bylaws, agendas, meeting minutes, membership directories, procedures manuals, committee reports, correspondence, financial statements, speakers' file, and copies of the newsletter published by the organization. The records also include materials related to the annual Legal Institute that the Association hosts each year. The most complete of these materials are from the years 1994 to 1998, and include planning materials, participant packets, evaluations, programs and registration materials.
The records are arranged into two series: 1. General Files, 1977-2002. 2. Legal Institute and Seminars, 1987-2001.
Some records may be restricted.
Some material may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the patron's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections.
Colorado Association of Law Libraries Records, Rediscovery Archives Client
Series 1 is organized alphabetically.
Series 2 is organized chronologically.