The September meeting was attended by about 44 people via Zoom, 56 people had registered.
President Scott Vanderlin opened the first business meeting of the season by reminding everyone that this year is the 75th anniversary of CALL. The initial 75th anniversary celebration at the Columbia Yacht Club was well attended and there will be more activities throughout the year to memorialize the occasion.
Online meetings will continue throughout the year but CALL will also be meeting more in person this year to support professional social relationships and networking. The November meeting, to be held November 17, 2022, will be in person and members are encouraged to do what they can to attend. Continue reading September Business Meeting – Daniel Scanlan
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
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
CALL convened on November 18, 2021 at noon via Zoom for our November Business Meeting. There were 54 registrants for this meeting. President Jamie Sommer opened the meeting and thanked Lexis for sponsoring the door prizes before handing it over to Vice President Scott Vanderlin, who introduced our speaker, Dean Rhea Ballard-Thrower.
Dean Ballard-Thrower was recently named the University Librarian at the University of Illinois Chicago. She was previously the Executive Director of the Howard University Libraries and a tenured professor at the Howard University School of Law. She has also served as Director of the Howard University Law Library, Associate Director of the Georgia State University Law Library, and as a reference librarian for the Tarlton Law Library at the University of Texas-Austin. Continue reading November Business Meeting – Rhea Ballard-Throwe
November 19, 2020 Business Meeting at 12:00 p.m. via Zoom
Our November Business Meeting had 59 attendees. President Lindsey Carpino opened the meeting by welcoming new members and introducing our sponsor, Thomson Reuters. Blythe McCoy discussed the various COVID-19 and civil rights resources that Thomson Reuters has made available to researchers. She also discussed Thomson Reuter’s financial support to the city of Minneapolis and expanded opportunities for employees to volunteer in the community. Continue reading November Business Meeting – David Schwartz and Adam Pah from SCALES-OKN
Our September Business Meeting was attended by about 70 CALL members. President Lindsey Carpino opened the meeting by thanking outgoing board members (Jessie LeMar, who is now Past President, Joe Mitzenmacher, and Jesse Bowman) and welcoming the board members that joined in May (Vice President/President-Elect Jamie Sommer, Treasurer Tom Keefe, and Director Mandy Lee). Lindsey noted that we’re maintaining our usual schedule as best as possible, including virtual Business Meetings, calls for grants and awards, and continuing education events. Virtual happy hours have been popular and will continue. Further, we will ramp up diversity and inclusion efforts this year. Continue reading September Business Meeting – Grace Pai, Director of Advancing Justice–Chicago
Our final business meeting of the year was held over Zoom. In addition to our CALL award winners, recognized below, President Lindsey Carpino also acknowledged CALL members that won AALL awards this year:
- Stacia Stein won the Joseph L. Andrews Legal Literature Award
- Matt Timko won the AALL/Lexis Nexis Call for Papers Award in the New Member Division
- Mandy Lee won the Minority Leadership Development Award
- Clanitra Stewart Nejdl won both the Emerging Leader Award and the AALL Spectrum Article of the Year Award!
Continue reading May Business Meeting: Diane Rodriguez (AALL Vice-President)
Our February business meeting convened on February 18 over Zoom and had 53 CALL members in attendance.
President Lindsey Carpino opened the meeting by reminding attendees that the CALL election is going on until March 15 and that this month the community service has arranged for CALL to support the DuSable Museum of African American History (more on these in the committee announcements below).
She also thanked our speaker Robert Ambrogi, noting that outside of a remote meeting it would be difficult to schedule a meeting with him present. Vice President Jamie Sommer introduced Mr. Ambrogi, who is a long-time expert on legal technology, practice, and ethics. He is the publisher and editor-in-chief of LexBlog.com and writes a technology column for Above the Law. Continue reading February Business Meeting
We held our November 2019 business meeting at Ditka’s with Joe Scally, Clinical Case Manager at the Lawyers’ Assistance Program. 61 people registered for this meeting. Continue reading November Business Meeting with Joe Scally