As my term as CALL president comes to an end and I reflect on the past year I find myself wondering how it went by so quickly, but also how we were able to accomplish so much in only 12 months. I have no answer to how we can slow down time, but I do know that our accomplishments are entirely possible because of the strength of our members. I was deeply disappointed that Covid finally caught up with me and prevented me from attending the May Business Meeting. I regret not being able to personally thank the Board members, committee chairs, and committee members who made this year such a success. Continue reading President’s Letter→
The February meeting was attended by about 75 people via Zoom. President Jamie Sommer opened the meeting welcoming people and announcing that this year is the 75th anniversary of CALL. We were the 3rd Chapter and started with less than 20 people. We now have over 200 members. A committee has been formed to plan events to celebrate the anniversary. There will be networking after the meeting and thanks to Bridge Nelson of Lexis for our door prizes which were raffled off at the end.
Scott Vanderlin introduced our speaker Monica Eng. She is a reporter for Axios Chicago where she co-writes a daily newsletter with Justin Kaufmann about news, food, health, sports, education, culture and more. Before starting at Axios Monica was the Curious City reporter at WBEZ, where she reported on food, health, cultural and environmental issues starting in 2013. Continue reading February Business Meeting – Monica Eng→
The May 12, 2022 meeting was attended by about 60 people via Zoom. Incoming President Scott Vanderlin welcomed everyone as outgoing President Jamie Sommer was ill. There were a couple of guests to celebrate Nancy Henry’s retirement. Scott thanked Lexis for providing the door prizes. Also thanks to Eugene Giudice for donating copies of his book for additional raffle projects. There will also be a virtual hangout after the meeting for socializing. Scott then introduced the two speakers.
Presentation: Our speakers for the meeting were Kristen Sonday, co-founder and CEO of Paladin and Devshi Mehrotra, founder and CEO of Justice Text. They spoke about their experiences as female LegalTech founders and CEOs, the importance of technology in the push for access to justice and increased accessibility of legal information, as well as the importance of legal professionals in their work. Continue reading May Business Meeting – Kristen Sonday & Devshi Mehrotra→
Thank you to the Nominations and Elections Committee for putting together the wonderful slate of candidates and for verifying the election results. Additional thank you to all the candidates – we appreciate your willingness to serve CALL.
On April 7, The Mentorship & Leadership Development and the Continue Education Committees hosted a virtual panel discussion on adaptive leadership. Panelists included Eugene Giudice (Dentons US LLP). Joanne Kiley (HBR Consulting) and Mandy Lee (Chicago-Kent College of Law Library). Heidi Kuehl (NIU College of Law) moderated the panel. Continue reading Committee Roundup: MLDC Recent Webinar on Adaptive Leadership→
On Thursday, February 17, the Mentorship and Leadership Development Committee (MLDC) hosted a remote breakfast for new CALL members. While the conversation included some very serious poll questions such as “Is a hotdog a sandwich?”, group discussion also dug into more career-focused topics. Continue reading Committee Roundup: MLDC New Member Breakfast→
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