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

February 16 2017 Business Meeting

Registration for the February 16 2017 CALL meeting is now open and can be completed at

Date: Thursday February 16 2017

159 West Erie Street
Chicago IL 60654

Cost: $25.00

Registration begins at 11:30
Lunch begins at 12:00 Noon

About the Speaker
The speaker at this meeting is Ms. Paula Cozzi Goedert.  Ms. Goedert is a partner in the Chicago office of Barnes & Thornburg LLP.  She represents non-profit organizations and lectures frequently, including on copyright issues.  She will speak on the basics of copyright, especially myths, misconceptions and common misunderstandings about copyright.  You can read Ms. Goedert’s full biography at

Menu – Served Family Style
Moroccan Chicken Skewers
Spinach Salad
Main Course
Cedar Planked Salmon
Basil Hayden’s Bourbon Tenderloin Tips
Redskin Mashed Potatoes
Balsamic Roasted Vegetables
Triple Layer Chocolate Cake
Classic NY Style Cheesecake With Mixed Berries

Community Service Project
This meeting, all cash and in-kind donation will be given to the Greater Chicago Food Depository.
Food donations must be: in cans, cartons or bags, non-perishable, in the original container with the original product label, within the “Use by” or “Best if used” dates, free of damage, stains and moisture, standard retail food products (homemade food cannot be accepted)

Items most needed are: canned beans, canned fruit, canned vegetables, canned chili, peanut butter, canned soup, canned stew, canned fish

Meeting Sponsor

This month’s meeting sponsor is Vable.
Vable will be introducing its new streamlined current awareness platform, developed using feedback from the world’s top law firms. The new platform continues to deliver the best in class features whilst simplifying your searching using the very latest in new technologies. With natural language processing surfacing only the most relevant of results, Vable’s platform gives Librarians full control of their content. You can learn more about them at

CALL No Show and No Walk in Policies for Business Meetings

Registration will close at 12:00 Noon on 10 February 2017


Switching Library Settings: A CALL Continuing Education and Mentorship Collaboration

The Mentorship and Continuing Education Committees are collaborating their efforts for a panel discussion on switching jobs. Recently, a number of CALL members have switched positions, where they have also switched library settings – for example, academic librarians have switched positions and moved to government libraries, firm libraries, and so on. 

Join us for a lively discussion and brownbag lunch, where our panelists will describe their experiences, discuss how they transitioned their skillset, and give advice to other librarians considering making a change.

Where: Jenner & Block (353 N. Clark Street)

When: January 25, 2017 from Noon-1

Sign up here:   (Registration available until 1/24/2017)

Cost: $5 (to be collected at the door)


 ·         Annie Mentkowski, Agency Librarian at United States Railroad Retirement Board

·         Valerie Carullo, Client Success Manager, Government and Courts at Bloomberg BNA

·         JoAnn Hounshell, Technical Services Librarian at Sidley Austin

·         Katie Leonard, Senior Director of Client Engagement at LibSource


 ·         Ben Brighoff, Competitive Intelligence Manager at Jenner & Block

Drinks will be provided.


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