February Community Service Committee Collection

At the February 26th business meeting, the CALL Community Service Committee will be collecting food and monetary donations to benefit the Greater Chicago Food Depository.

The Food Depository assists more than 800,000 adults and children in Cook County every year through a network of 650 pantries, soup kitchens and shelters.

Please bring to the meeting any nonperishable canned and packaged foods (no glass) that have yet to expire.

Some of the most-needed items are: peanut butter, canned fruit, canned vegetables, cereal, chili, jelly, macaroni and cheese, pasta, pasta sauce, rice, shelf-stable milk, soup, stew, canned beans and tuna.

Visit the Greater Chicago Food Depository’s website to learn more about this organization.

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Congratulations to Jona Whipple, Winner of CALL Grant

The CALL Grants and Awards Committee is pleased to announce that Jona Whipple, Digital Resources Librarian at Chicago-Kent College of Law Library, has been awarded a CALL grant to attend the 2015 Law Repositories Conference at William and Mary Law School. Congratulations, Jona!

The Committee is still accepting applications for all professional-related continuing education opportunities. For more information, see the Grants and Awards page.

CALL Business Meeting – Thursday, February 26, 2015

CALL Business Meeting February 26, 2015:  Luncheon Registration

Please use the following link to register:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/KB8NZS3

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Morton’s Steakhouse

65 E. Wacker Place – 2nd floor, completely private dining area Chicago, IL

Registration: 11:30 am to noon

Lunch begins at noon

 

Topic:

The future of law firms from a Managing Partner’s Perspective

 

About the Speaker:

David Mendelsohn is the Managing Partner of the Chicago Office for DLA Piper and a partner in the Financial Services group. He focuses his practice in the area of insurance and reinsurance transactional and regulatory matters and provides global regulatory and compliance advice to Fortune 500 and other international companies in a range of industries.

He graduated with honors from the Lancaster Gate School of Law and Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology where he was named one of 125 Alumni of Distinction. He has been nominated by in-house counsel and peers to appear in the Guide to the World’s Leading Insurance & Reinsurance Lawyers; named an Illinois Super Lawyer and is included in the international listing of Super Lawyers, Corporate Counsel Edition.

 

Topic description:

The future of law firms from a Managing Partner’s Perspective

Law firms need to constantly think about how they provide their services in order to meet the increasing demands from clients. David Mendelsohn will share his views on what law firms and attorneys need to do to be successful in a very competitive market. He will also talk about the role that law librarians and libraries will play in the future and how we can help give rising attorneys the tools to be successful in their career.

This is a great opportunity for CALL members to hear from a managing partner. If you have specific questions or a topic that you would like to hear him cover, please send them to Julie Pabarja at Julie.Pabarja@dlapiper.com by February 12.

 

Meeting Sponsor:

Wolters Kluwer Law and Business.  Wolters Kluwer delivers the expert legal and regulatory solutions customers need to successfully drive their daily activities, create effective workflows and inspire confident outcomes. Meet the representatives who can tell you more about their products including Intelliconnect, the Trademark Navigator and the new RBsourceFilings.

 

Door Prizes:

2 giftcards will be raffled during the meeting courtesy of LexisNexis. Check out their InfoPro for news and tips for librarians.

 

Community Service Information

The Community Service Committee will be collecting food and monetary donations to benefit the Greater Chicago Food Depository.

The Food Depository assists more than 800,000 adults and children in Cook County every year through a network of 650 pantries, soup kitchens and shelters.

Please bring to the meeting any nonperishable canned and packaged foods (no glass) that have yet to expire.

Some of the most-needed items are: peanut butter, canned fruit, canned vegetables, cereal, chili, jelly, macaroni and cheese, pasta, pasta sauce, rice, shelf-stable milk, soup, stew, canned beans and tuna.

 

Menu:

Starter:

Caesar Salad

 

Main Course (choose one the following and notify your server):

Filet Mignon Tenderloin Sandwich with White Cheddar, Grilled Red Onions, and Horseradish

Broiled Salmon with Beurre Blanc and Sauteed Green Beans

Grilled Chicken Breast Sandwich with White Cheddar, Carmelized Onions on Whole Wheat Bun

(Please tell your server if you require a vegan or vegetarian entree.)

 

Dessert:

Double Chocolate Mousse

Cheesecake

Freshly Brewed Coffee and Hot Tea

 

Cost: $25.00 – exact amount required if paying at the door.

 

Make checks payable to Chicago Association of Law Libraries. Please do not combine payment for this meeting with any other CALL function. Reservations must be received by Friday, February 20, 2014.

 

Please contact Beth Schubert at beth.schubert@kattenlaw.com or Jesse Bowman at jesse.bowman@law.northwestern.edu with any questions you may have regarding registration.

 

We look forward to seeing you at the February meeting and are excited to be trying another new venue for our luncheon!

Raise Your Profile and Communicate Your Value Through LinkedIn – A CALL Personal Enrichment Webinar

Have you ever felt that you could be getting more out of LinkedIn, but wasn’t sure how to do so? Are you intimidated by LinkedIn and wish you could consult someone for advice? Well, wish no more! The CALL Continuing Education Committee cordially invites you to a dynamic program on harnessing the power of LinkedIn for your professional benefit. Come learn about developing positive, persuasive LinkedIn profiles that will allow you to raise your visibility and connect with others. Even seasoned LinkedIn users will come away with news ideas for refreshing their profiles. At the end of this program you will leave with a detailed, practical to-do list of steps to raise your online footprint and maximize your visibility and profitability.

We hope to see you there!

                                                                                                         ~ The CALL Continuing Education Committee

 

Presenter:  Nathan Rosen, LinkedIn Guru, Lawyer, Library, Knowledge Manager, & Trainer

When: Thursday, January 29, 2015 @ noon-1:00

Where: Online. Webinar log-in information will be sent to those who register.

Cost: Free.

RSVP AT THIS LINK

 

Please note that CALL’s no-show policy will not apply for this event.

 

CALL Bulletin Issue No. 234, Winter 2015, is now published!

Picture of dataThe new issue of the CALL Bulletin is chockfull of interesting reads. All Bulletin Committee members contributed pieces, including new members, Emily Barney and Scott Vanderlin. Thanks to them and other CALL members, we have pieces on empirical legal studies, link rot, Facebook algorithms, text-to-speech/speech-to-text, privacy, and FOIA.

The Winter 2015 issue reproduces CALL’s Resolution of Appreciation to the Illinois Library Association (ILA) for helping pass UELMA in Illinois. It includes reports on several meetings that took place in Chicago – the Mid-American Association of Law Libraries (MAALL) 2014 “Fast Forward” meeting and the American Society of International Law (ASIL) Midyear Meeting and Research Forum. It has announcements about professional development opportunities – the forthcoming AALL Management Institute in Chicago and a call for volunteers from the CALL Placement and Recruitment Committee.

The Bulletin‘s WordPress blog format facilitates reading and sharing individual articles on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, etc. We also publish a PDF version. Check out what’s in the latest Bulletin issue, and pass it on! Read the rest of this entry »

The Frightening Power of Social Media Investigations

On Wednesday, October 29th CALL hosted a special Halloween Workshop.  Diana Koppang of Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP lectured on the Frightening Power of Social Media Investigations.  CALL members learned how to use social media websites to hunt down hard-to-find people.  Many have heard of the most popular social media websites, such as Facebook, Twitter, or Tumblr,  but Diana introduced the group to new platforms that many were unfamiliar with – Ello and Topix Forums.  These sites aren’t as popular in large cities, but if you are looking for people in more rural areas, these sites might be your best bet.

Attendees discussed new hot button issues with regard to social media.  These topics included e-discovery, authentication issues, search warrants, and service of process.  Did you know that this fall a judge in New York allowed service of process through Facebook?  Check out the story here!

If you are wondering how social media investigations might help you in your job, click below to view the slides to find tips that will help with employment law, family law, criminal law, and more!

The Frightening Power of Social Media Investigations Presentation

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