Through opportunities presented by the Canadian Association of Law Libraries and through my firm, I was able to attend the American Association of Law Libraries conference this year. I learned some things and met a bunch of great folks, including Sarah Mauldin, Director of Library Services at Smith, Gambrell & Russell LLP who inspired this post.
You can find excellent contacts, and make friends who like Karaoke, by attending conferences. You can also make contacts by following the Contact Us links on websites that have teaser information or published writings that look promising.
Warm greetings to my AALL buddies.