Community Service project benefiting Greater Chicago Food Depository & Chicago Coalition for the Homeless

In connection with the February business meeting, the Community Service Committee is working with the Greater Chicago Food Depository and the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless.

CALL is offering several opportunities to help Chicagoans in need.

  • Monetary donations: We will be collecting monetary donations to benefit Chicago Coalition for the Homeless at the February 21 business meeting.
  • Food donations: Please bring any nonperishable canned and packaged foods (no glass) that have yet to expire to the business meeting. Most needed items include: Peanut Butter, Canned Beans, Canned Chili, Canned Soup, Canned Fruit & Vegetables, Canned Fish. Additionally, we have set up a Virtual Food Drive, where you can contribute online:
  • Volunteer Day at the Food Depository: CALL members have an opportunity to donate their time during a Repack Session at the Food Depository on Saturday, March 9, 2019 from 1:00 PM to 3:45 PM. The Food Depository is located at 4100 W Ann Lurie Place Chicago, IL 60632.  All volunteers need to register with GCFD, which includes an Electronic Waiver.
    • Description of volunteer duties: The Greater Chicago Food Depository regularly needs volunteers to help with repacking donated food and other products. The repack session is a great introduction to the Greater Chicago Food Depository, the work we do here, and the need that we see in Cook County. A lot of the food we receive at our warehouse comes in bulk quantities and volunteers are scheduled to help us break it down into more manageable sizes. In a repack session you might be sorting produce, looking over a shipment of bread, or repacking bulk dry goods (cereal, pasta, rice) into smaller quantities. Together, we can properly and efficiently distribute quality food to participating food pantries, soup kitchens and shelters in Cook County.
    • Families welcome! The minimum age to volunteer is 14 years old and 14-15 years old must be accompanied by an adult chaperone (who must also register).
    • Parking: The Greater Chicago Food Depository parking lot is open to volunteers during Saturday sessions.

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The CALL Continuing Education Committee Presents: Legal Analytics: Beyond the Buzz

What: As discussed by Ed Walters during the November business meeting, analytics tools hold the potential to transform the work of lawyers, similar to the impact of maps on early explorers.  Indeed, for tasks such as devising litigation strategy, managing clients’ expectations, and hiring outside counsel, these new tools help support data-driven decision-making, thereby lessening lawyers’ reliance on hunches and anecdotes.  Moreover, as Ed opined, librarians who are fluent in utilizing these tools stand to increase their importance within their organizations.

Join us for this 1 hour webinar covering what’s on the market today, what’s on the horizon and how to analyze the analytics platforms yourself. The panelists will present a breakdown of what analytics products are currently available and how they differ in functionality and scope. They will also share sample test questions and criteria they use to evaluate the systems on the market today, and share what questions they ask of the vendors as to what’s coming tomorrow.

When: Friday, December 14, at Noon

Where: Via webinar (information on webinar access will be provided prior to the program)


Jesse Bowman
Associate Law Librarian for Technology Initiatives and Instruction
Northwestern Pritzker School of Law

Diana Koppang
Director of Research & Competitive Intelligence
Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP

To register: use this link

Please note that CALL’s no-show policy will apply for this event.
Registration ends December 12.

For more information, please contact Susie Seibert or Julie Pabarja.


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December Happy Hour

December Happy Hour

Come join CALL for a networking happy hour at Slightly Toasted!

There is no cost to attend (note: drinks/food will not be provided by CALL)

December 11, 2018

5:30pm – 7:30pm

Slightly Toasted

22 N Clinton Chicago, Illinois 60661

between Washington Blvd & Madison St

Feel free to RSVP/send questions to Carrie Port ( or just show up!

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Mentorship and Leadership CALL Page

Hello CALL,

The Mentorship and Leadership Development Committee (MDLC) has launched a new page on the CALL website. Please check it out and let us know what you think.

This page features the Mentorship and Networking Interest Form (please fill out if interested!) As well as a calendar of upcoming events and publishing opportunities. Be sure to apply for grants for these!

I would like to thank Lyonette Louis-Jacques, Sarah Andeen and Debbie Ginsberg for all of their hard work on this page. We hope it will be a nice benefit for our members.

Please reach out with any questions or suggestions.


Lindsey Carpino
MDLC Chair

Digital Resource Analyst

One South Dearborn
Chicago, IL 60603
+1 312 456 5318

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