May CALL Business Meeting / 70th Anniversary Celebration

Registration for the May CALL Business Meeting / 70th Anniversary Celebration is now open and can be done at  

To help us celebrate 70 years of CALL, we especially encourage our retired members and former members to attend this meeting.

Date: 11 May 2017

Location: Union League Club, 65 West Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, IL  60604

Registration begins at 11:30

Lunch begins at 12:00 Noon


Travis McDade, Curator of Rare Books at the University of Illinois

About the Speaker

Travis McDade is the Curator of Law Rare Books and Associate Professor of Library Service at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  For the 2016-17 school year he is the interim Head of the Rare Book and Manuscript Library at the University of Illinois.  Professor McDade is the country’s foremost expert on crimes against rare books, maps, documents, and other printed cultural heritage resources. He is the author of three books on the subject.  An article he wrote for the Oxford University Press blog called “The Difficulty of Insider Book Theft” was featured on The Atlantic’s The Week’s Best Pop Culture Writing and The New Yorker’s Page-Turner. He lectures extensively on the subject of rare book crime, and is an active member of the Mystery Writers of America.  Professor McDade’s biography can be found here    


Tossed Garden Salad with a selection of dressings.

Choice of
Chicken osso buco, sweet corn polenta ravioli, herb essence and roasted asparagus
Quinoa, roasted cauliflower and vegetables, roasted cherry tomatoes and cippolini onions and roasted asparagus (vegetarian option)
Chocolate cake for dessert
Coffee and tea service
Rolls and butter  

Community Service Project
Cash donation from this meeting will be given to Chicago Volunteer Legal Services (CVLS)   

Cost: $25.00

We will be celebrating the past 70 years with pictures and artifacts on display.

Dress Code
The Union League Club’s dress code for this event is business casual which is collared shirt and dress slacks for men and similar attire for women.  No hats, denim or athletic wear.  Please review the dress code here: Union League Club Dress Code

Meeting Sponsor
This month’s meeting sponsor is Wolters Kluwer

CALL No Show and No Walk in Policies for Business Meetings

Registration will close at 12:00 Noon on 5 May 2017


AALL Government Relations Office Advocacy Training and Virtual Lobby Day

If you were unable to attend Emily Feltren’s Advocacy Update on April 6, here is a copy of the presentation she gave. CALL thanks Emily for taking the time to meet with us in person and for sharing her presentation with our members.

If you’d like another opportunity to attend a Government Relations Office Advocacy Training session, Emily will be conducting an online presentation on Thursday, April 20 at noon. During this online training session, you will learn about the most effective ways to influence your members of Congress. You will also hear about AALL’s top policy priorities, including access to government information, copyright reform, and privacy. You can register for this session here.

If you’d like an opportunity to utilize your advocacy training, you can participate in AALL’s Virtual Lobby Day on Wednesday, April 26. On Virtual Lobby Day, you can help raise the profile of law libraries and AALL’s important policy issues by sending coordinated messages to Capitol Hill through the Government Relations Office’s Legislative Action Center and via social media. If you fill out the AALL Lobby Day survey by April 17, the Government Relations Office will send you personalized tips and information to help maximize your influence.

Advocacy Update with AALL’s Emily Feltren

The CALL Government Relations Committee has arranged for Emily Feltren, Director of AALL’s Government Relations Office, to speak to CALL members about opportunities for law librarian advocacy on Thursday, April 6. Emily will be discussing the political landscape of 2017, what the new Congress and a Trump administration mean for AALL’s policy priorities, and how CALL members can help influence policymakers in Chicago and beyond.

  • Where: Denton’s, 233 South Wacker Drive, #5900
  • When: April 6. Registration begins at 11:30 a.m.; Emily will speak from Noon to 1:00 p.m.
  • Cost: $5.00 (paid in advance via Wild Apricot or collected at the door)

Please register for the event here. Registration will be open until April 5.

Feel free to bring your own lunch. Beverages will be provided.

eDiscovery Webinar

CALL Continuing Education will be presenting a webinar on eDiscovery:

Tuesday, February 28th, 12:00-1:00

The webinar is free.

If you are curious as to what E-Discovery is, this is the webinar for you!  The webinar will offer an overview of eDiscovery, and will also go over “A Day in the Life of an eDiscovery Professional.”

Please register for the webinar hereInformation on how to access the webinar will be sent to you, after you’ve signed up.

Speakers are:

Candi Smith, Litigation Support Project Manager, Winston & Strawn LLP

Candi Smith has over 20 years of experience and is currently a Litigation Support (eDiscovery) Project Manager for Winston & Strawn. Starting as an I.T. person with O’Melveny & Myers, she then moved into Litigation Support for firms Latham & Watkins and Sheppard Mullin. Also, she has worked as a Project Manager with ACT Litigation Services (vendor). She is the primary contact for case team attorneys, paralegals and vendors in all litigation matters in the Los Angeles office, as well as provides cross office support. She provides consulting to litigation teams on the entire EDRM. In previous years, Candi has been called to act as trial support and to assist attorneys with opening/closing presentations. Candi holds a Paralegal certificate from the UCLA extension program. Candi was an ILTA Steering committee member since 2013-2015, and served on the ILTA Information Management Content Coordinating team in 2016.

Derek Boor, Supervisor Litigation Support, Dentons US LLP

Derek Boor has provided service at Dentons US LLP for 16 years in Litigation Support.  First, starting as a data analyst and eventually moving into a Litigation Support Supervisor role.   In his current role, he has oversaw a group of individuals nationwide, in Dentons US LLP offices located in Chicago, Kansas City and New York.   Derek has managed projects ranging from document reviews of millions of documents to implementation of new technology across the firm.  Derek has supported and had involvement in 80 remote locations across the US for arbitrations, meditations and trials.

Vable promotional video from 2/16/17 CALL meeting

CALL thanks our sponsor Vable for their generous support of our February Business meeting.  For members who could not be present and those who would like more information, Vable’s promotional video, shown at the meeting, is available below.  You can also visit

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