November Community Service Collection

The holiday season is approaching and at the November meeting the Community Service Committee will be collecting donations for those in need.CALL greater chicago food dep.

In-kind donations will be for the Greater Chicago Food Depository and monetary donations will be for Toys for Tots.

The Greater Chicago Food Depository, a nonprofit organization founded in 1979, is working toward ending hunger in the Chicagoland community. Last year they distributed 68 million pounds of shelf-stable food, fresh produce, dairy products and meat.

The types of items the Food Depository can/cannot accept are listed below.

Food Donations should be:
In cans, cartons or bags
In the original container with the original product label
Within the “Use by” or “Best if used by” dates
Free of damage, stains or moisture
Standard retail food products (homemade product is not accepted)

The Food Depository is unable to accept:
Items that have been opened or partially used including cans, bottles and dry goods
Products not in their original packaging
Products with no ingredient information labels
Homemade or home-canned foods
Products that have become contaminated
Alcoholic beverages or energy drinks of any kind

The U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program collects monetary donations as well as new and unwrapped toys from October to December every year.  The toys are collected in areas where a local U.S. Marine Corps Reserve unit is located.  The toys are then delivered to less fortunate children as Christmas gifts in the community where the reserve unit is located.   The hope of the organization is bring a community together for three months of the year to help children in need have a wonderful Christmas season.


CALL Slate of Candidates 2016-2017

The CALL election will open on February 15, 2016. Candidate bios and statements are available here (members only).

VP/President Elect:

Joanne Kiley, International Legal Technology Association

Clare Willis, Chicago-Kent College of Law Library



Tom Gaylord, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law Library

Jill Meyer, Dykema



Therese Clarke Arado, Northern Illinois University College of Law Library

Lindsey Carpino, Sidley Austin

CALL Bulletin- Fall 2015 Issue!


Cozy up with the Fall Issue of the CALL Bulletin as you enjoy your pumpkin flavored sweets and treats. You can find the latest WordPress version here and the PDF version here. This is a great read as you head to the MAALL Conference in Kansas City this weekend. Our Committee Roundup section will fill you in on what our committees have been working on. You will also meet some new CALL Members: LeighAnne Thompson, Stacia Stein and Heather Hummons. You will learn about Law Firm Current Awareness Resources and the 2015 AALL Hackathon and much much more!

As always, we are looking for articles and ideas from YOU! Our next issue is our Winter 2016 Chicago International theme. The article submission deadline is November 15, 2015. Feel free to send articles to any one of the Co-Editors of the Bulletin: Lyo, Lindsey or Scott.




Lyonette Louis-Jacques


Lindsey Ann Carpino


Scott Vanderlin



CALL Buzz-In: How to prepare a AALL 2016 Program Proposal

What’s Buzzin’?

Be part of the discussion and exchange ideas with CALL colleagues

Topic: CALL Buzz-In: How to prepare a AALL 2016 Program Proposal

CALL members are invited to be part of the discussion on what it takes to get your program proposal accepted for the 2016 AALL Annual Meeting and Conference. Join members who are on the Annual Meeting Program Committee (AMPC), as well as those who have proposed programs and presented at conferences. You will learn about best tips and practices on submitting a proposal, and have a chance to share your program proposal and receive feedback.


When: Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Registration begins at 11:45 AM

Discussions will start at Noon – 1:00 PM



Where: DLA Piper

203 N. LaSalle St.

Go to 19th floor and receptionist will direct you


CALL members should bring their own lunch.  Beverages will be provided.

There is no charge to attend this event but registration is required.

Detailed information about the proposal process may be found here.

If you have questions, contact Jesse Bowman ( and Carolyn Hersch (, Continuing Education Co-Chairs.

Community Service Volunteer Opportunity

Alliance for the Great Lakes

Alliance for the Great Lakes will host an Adopt-a-Beach event on Saturday, September 19, at Montrose Beach, from 9:00am – 12:00pm. To participate, register for the event as an “Individual.”

The group will be meeting at the Beach House just south of Montrose Beach. Please consider bringing a bucket or plastic bag from home to reduce the event’s environmental footprint.


Contact Lucy Robbins at or Julie Swanson at if you have any questions. Hope to see you there!


September Community Service Collection

At our September meeting, the Community Service Committee will be collecting cash donations to benefit HEART (Humane Education Advocates Reaching Teachers), and we will be collecting school supplies to benefit Chicago Public School students.

Here is some more information about the two organizations:

HEART (Humane Education Advocates Reaching Teachers)

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HEART’s mission is to foster compassion and respect for people, animals and the environment by educating youth and teachers in humane education. HEART is dedicated to developing youth into caring and responsible citizens. Our integrated character and humane education curriculum includes lesson plans covering animal welfare, social justice, and environmental protection. Through in-classroom instruction and service learning programs students learn respect, responsibility and empathy toward all living beings and the natural world.
Our Programs

  • Create better students, compassionate citizens and contributors to the greater community
  • Foster a sense of responsibility for children to act upon their personal beliefs
  • Cultivate empathy for animals, and as a result, decrease animal abuse in our society
  • Encourage students to strive for a sustainable society while protecting natural resources and the environment
  • Offer an effective way to reduce and prevent violence in school and at home

Chicago Public School’s Supply the Future Campaign

Chicago Public Schools is seeking donations of school supplies to support the 2015 Back to School Campaign. School begins for all CPS students on September 8, and we want it to be the first day to a great year. Sadly, though, many children will arrive on the first day without the supplies they need, especially those in temporary living situations.
Here is a general list of school supplies that are needed:
Assignment notebook, Calculator, Colored pencils, Crayons, Dictionary, folders, Glue sticks, Kleenex, paper towels, Large crayons, Large pencils, Notebooks, Pencils, Pencil-top erasers, Pocket folders, Rulers, Scissors, Sketchpads, Spiral notebooks, Supply boxes, Washable markers, Watercolor paint, Wide-ruled notebook paper


Please contact Lucy Robbins at or Julie Swanson at with any questions

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