I am hoping it is finally safe to call it spring! The sun is shining as I write this and the temperature is in the 50’s.
CALL members have triumphed over the winter weather, maintaining an impressive level of activity. The February business meeting featured a sobering and fascinating presentation by David Mendelsohn, Managing Partner of the Chicago Office for DLA Piper and a partner in the Financial Services group, on “The Future of Law Firms from a Managing Partner’s Perspective.” If you weren’t able to attend, don’t miss Clare Willis’s roundup of the meeting in this issue of the CALL Bulletin.
Welcome to the Spring Issue of the CALL Bulletin, which we are finally able to type with a straight face, thanks to the rapidly-improving weather! We would first like to congratulate Todd Ito, Diana Koppang and Konya Lafferty–the newly-elected CALL Board members for the 2015-2016 term. We have a very exciting and colorful Spring issue of the Bulletin, featuring works of art from CALL libraries. Thank you to those who were able to share these pieces with us.
The CALL election results are in! JoAnn Hounshell, Chair of the Nominations and Elections Committee, reports:
With 48% of eligible voters voting, the winners are:
Vice-President/President-Elect: Todd Ito
Secretary: Diana Koppang
Director: Konya Lafferty
Congratulations to the newly elected members of the Board! And our thanks also to the other candidates – Joe Mitzenmacher, Eugene Giudice, and Kara Young – who were willing to serve CALL in these capacities. On behalf of the Board, thank you for running, and we hope to see you on the ballot again in the future.
It’s been said that the practice of law is an art. Students at Valparaiso University School of Law may or may not agree with that view of their future profession. But we recently confirmed that they do notice and appreciate works of art on display on the walls of our law library.
This banner celebrating CALL’s 50th Anniversary (1947 – 1997) is on display in the library at Holland & Knight LLP. Elizabeth Robertson, a former Human Resources Manager at Holland & Knight, bid on and won this piece at the City of Chicago banner auction. The city banner auction features banners that were once displayed on streets around the city.
Thank you, Carolyn Hosticka, Library Manager at Holland & Knight, for sharing this artwork with us!
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