November Business Meeting

This first meeting back in person after a long period of virtual business meetings was held at  Wildfire on Erie on November 17, 2022, and attended by about 35 people in person.  Bloomberg Law sponsored the event.

The featured speaker was Aaron Annable, Consul – Foreign Policy and Diplomacy Service, Consulate General of Canada in Chicago, who shared about connectinos between our nations, services and goals the Consulate is focused on and answered questions Continue reading November Business Meeting

February Business Meeting – Monica Eng

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

May Business Meeting – Kristen Sonday & Devshi Mehrotra

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