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Modern Mentorship

The Mentorship and Leadership Development Committee (MDLC) recently hosted a mentorship brown bag event at Chicago-Kent College of Law on Thursday, January 24, 2019.

With the demands of work, professional development, and our personal lives, it can be challenging to add mentorship to your task list. Because of this, we decided to invite our newer CALL members to an informal mentorship event where we could share our insights and take questions over lunch and cookies.

Mentoring New Members

This approach was successful. Our new members were able to get their questions answered and start forming bonds with some of our CALL leaders. Additionally, they now associate names with faces for the next business meeting.

Some of the questions included revolved around the best committees for new CALL members to ease into involvement, and we encouraged Bulletin writing. Also, there were questions about where to find conferences and how to apply for grants – the MDLC calendar where our members can find this information. Continue reading Modern Mentorship

President’s Letter

Dear Colleagues,

Another year for CALL has ended and a new Board will take over soon. It has been a great honor being your President and working with so many of you to ensure that CALL provides value to its members. Thank you for your support this past year!

CALL’s success is due to the dedication and commitment of so many of our members. I would like to thank the Executive Board members (Margaret Schilt, Todd Ito, Diana Koppang, Stephanie Crawford, Robert Martin, and Konya Moss) for their time and dedication to CALL. These 6 amazing people are true leaders and great representatives for CALL. Continue reading President’s Letter

November 2015 Business Meeting Round-Up

CALL held its November Business Meeting at Wildfire Chicago restaurant, 159 W. Erie, on November 19, 2015. President-Elect Todd Ito called the meeting to order at noon and welcomed the slate of candidates for the 2016-2017 Board as well as the new CALL members. Recently joining CALL are Trezlen Drake and John Pickett of Northwestern University’s Pritzker Legal Research Center, and Peter Kaiser of Bloomberg BNA.

Vice-President Todd Ito at Nov. 2015 CALL Business Meeting

Continue reading November 2015 Business Meeting Round-Up

February 2016 Business Meeting Round-Up

CALL held its February Business Meeting at Nacional 27, 325 W. Huron Ave., on February 25, 2016. President Julie Pabarja called the meeting to order at 12:00 p.m. She thanked the Meeting Committee Co-Chairs, Eugene Giudice and Larissa Sullivan – who unfortunately were unable to attend the meeting. There were seventy-six registered attendees for the meeting. Continue reading February 2016 Business Meeting Round-Up

Survey Says – CALL Members Want More Technology Articles

CALL President Julie Pabarja surveyed the membership last year (June 2015).  The survey resulted in a list of topics members were interested in reading about in the CALL Bulletin.

From Debbie Ginsberg’s word cloud (see featured image above), articles on technology are of most interest to CALL members.  We are therefore re-starting the CALL BulletinTechBuzz” technology column (last published in Issue No. 225, Fall 2012). Continue reading Survey Says – CALL Members Want More Technology Articles

CALL Bulletin HeinOnline Update

We have been in contact with Dick Spinelli from HeinOnline. Mr. Spinelli has agreed that the CALL Bulletin would be a good fit for the Spinelli’s Law Library Reference Shelf.

We are hoping to get our CALL Bulletin content added to the Spinelli shelves by CALL’s 70th Anniversary in 2017. We have digitized issues back to no. 178, Fall 2000, and our archives, held at the NIU Law Library, have print issues going back to 1952.

We are currently in the process of gathering any missing issues for the archive. Specifically we are looking for the first ten issues. We plan on contacting Joyce Meyer at the AALL Archives. But, if you happen to have copies of those issues, please email Annie Mentkowski: amentkowski@niu.edu.

After all the issues are gathered, our next step is to organize them and to work with Hein to digitize them. We will be sure to keep CALL involved during this process.

CALL 2016-17 Slate of Candidates

The Bulletin is pleased to present your CALL 2016-17 slate of candidates. The candidates’ names are linked to PDF copies of their biographies and statements, which can also be viewed in the members’ area of the CALL website.

The election will begin on February 15, 2016 and end at midnight, March 15, 2016.

To see the bios and statements, visit the elections page on the CALL website, or, after you log into the CALL website, click on the names of the candidates below (login required). Continue reading CALL 2016-17 Slate of Candidates