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Law Librarian Application

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A law librarian is defined as a person, who has a Master of Library of Science (MLS) degree or a Doctorate in Jurisprudence (JD) or a master's degree in a related field and works with legal information in a library or legal information center of a law firm, government agency, law school or court.

  1. Meet the definition of a law librarian; and
  2. Be at least twenty-two (22) years of age; and
  3. Be of a good moral character; and
    1. Not have been suspended or disbarred from the practice of law in any state; and
    2. Not have been convicted of an unauthorized practice of law in any state; and
    3. Not be currently under suspension, termination or revocation of a certification, registration or license to practice by a professional organization, court, disciplinary board, or agency in any jurisdiction; and
  4. Membership must be sponsored by an attorney in the same law firm, governmental department, law school or court who is an Indiana State Bar Association member.
  5. Inactive Status.  Law librarians who do not meet the definition of law librarian because of a temporary interruption in employment as a law librarian may maintain "inactive" status.  Law librarians in inactive status may participate in all Indiana State Bar Association activities as active law librarian affiliate members.  Law librarians may not continue in inactive status for longer than three consecutive years.

For the three-year period following the adoption of law librarian membership, July 1, 2007, law librarians are eligible for a waiver from the educational requirements.  The waiver includes:

  1. A minimum of five (5) years of work experience as a law librarian confirmed in writing; and
  2. A signed Affidavit of Work Experience.

Applicants who are not seeking a waiver must meet one of the following minimum educational requirements:

  1. Master of Library Science degree; or
  2. Master's degree in a related field; or
  3. Doctorate in Jurisprudence

Annual dues are indicated within the category selection.  Prorated dues will be charged at the time of checkout based on join date.






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