This year BayNet is partnering on the pre-Institute workshop for the NOCALL Spring Institute. As a result, BayNet members can receive member pricing for the workshop and even for the full Institute, if they are interested. The workshop, which will be held on Friday, April 8, is entitled “What You Need to Know to Break the Code: RDA – Not Just Jargon for the Back of House.” Joni Cassidy of Cassidy Cataloging Services will be the featured speaker. Please read more for further details and for where to register.

NOCALL Spring Institute Committee is pleased to announce that Institute and hotel registration are now open. Register by Tuesday, March 8th to take advantage of the early bird rate!

The topic of this year’s Institute is Winds of Change: Where the Legal Industry is Going and How to Harness the Power of Opportunity.  The legal industry is continuing to change at an alarmingly fast rate.  Please join us as we discuss some of the most pressing issues affecting both the practice of law and the law library profession.  The programs and speakers will provide the information and tools necessary to identify and seize opportunities, position ourselves as leaders and act as effective change agents within our organizations.  There will also be ample time to visit with exhibitors and connect with your colleagues.

The 2011 Spring Institute will take place Friday, April 8th and Saturday, April 9th at the Sir Francis Drake ( in San Francisco.  The institute will begin at 12:00 noon on Friday (4/8) and run through Saturday (4/9) at 2:30 p.m.  We have also partnered with BayNet to hold a pre-Institute workshop on RDA on Friday morning for those who would like to attend.  Early bird registration for the Institute is only $115 and includes a ticket to the evening cocktail reception.  The morning workshop is only $20 and includes a continental breakfast.  For those who are interested in staying overnight in San Francisco, the Sir Francis Drake is giving us a room price of $149 per night for the Institute.  Rooms must be booked by Tuesday, March 8th and can be booked at

We are also pleased to be partnering with Farella Braun + Martel LLP to offer CLE credit, so please extend a registration invitation to your paralegals and attorneys.

You can register online at or you can download a copy of the registration form on the 2011 NOCALL Spring Institute web page at

We look forward to seeing you in April for another great Institute experience!

Farella Braun + Martel LLP, Certified Provider #1200 and sponsor of the 2011 NOCALL Spring Institute, certifies that this activity has been approved for MCLE credit by the State Bar of California.