Professor Mary Algero was elected to the position of president-elect of the Association of Legal Writing Directors, and will begin a term as president in August 2010. Also, her book Louisiana Legal Research was published in July 2009. Louisiana Legal Research assists attorneys, law students, paralegals, librarians, and others in researching legal materials effectively and efficiently. While focused on Louisiana law, the book provides the reader with information necessary to research federal law as well as the law of other jurisdictions. The book is user-friendly, providing information about legal research in a straightforward, practical format. The book is a must for anyone conducting legal research in Louisiana and is an excellent guide to legal research novices.