February CALL Business Meeting

Registration for the February CALL Business Meeting is open and can be completed online at: https://caoll.wildapricot.org/event-2801962.  Please make sure to select your desired entrée when completing the form.  Registration will remain open until 12:00 Noon on Friday February 9, 2018.

Meeting Date: February 15, 2018

Location: Italian Village – 71 W Monroe St., Chicago, IL 60603

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

Cost: $25.00


David Marzahl, CEO of The Center for Economic Progress (CEP), will speak about CEP’s mission to help income-eligible families and individuals improve their financial stability through their tax preparation services, along with tax representation before either the IRS or the Illinois Department of Revenue for tax controversies.  He will also talk about CEP’s services across Chicago, including financial health programming from financial coaching to credit repair and advice, and he will address the impact of the new GOP tax plan and how it will affect all taxpayers starting in 2019. Read the rest of this entry »

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Community Service Project to benefit Greater Chicago Food Depository

CALL 2018 Food DriveIn connection with the February business meeting, the Community Service Committee is working with the Greater Chicago Food Depository.  The Food Depository is Chicago’s food bank, partnering with over 700 agencies and programs including pantries, soup kitchens, shelters and responses for children, older adults and veterans. This network distributes food where it is needed most throughout Cook County. Every day they distribute the equivalent of 164,000 meals and they rely on donors & volunteers to make it happen.

CALL is offering several opportunities to help the Food Depository.

  • 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.
  • Monetary donations: We will be collecting monetary donations at the business meeting. Additionally, we have set up a Virtual Food Drive, where you can contribute online: http://www.myfooddrive.org/#CALL2018
  • 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 3, 2018 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. 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: Please park on either Karlov or Keeler – the streets east and west of our building.  They are meter-free and Karlov usually has closer parking spaces.  The parking lot is open to volunteers during Saturday sessions.

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Upcoming Event: CALL Continuing Education Program on Data Analytics and Artificial Intelligence Tools

Register today for the next CALL Continuing Education Program!


Brewing Up Something New: Adding Data Analytics and Artificial Intelligence Tools into Your Legal Research Curriculum


Join us as Jesse Bowman presents strategies to incorporate data analytics and artificial intelligence tools into legal research instruction, with the goal of producing forward-thinking, practice-ready graduates. Tools such as Ravel’s Judge and Motion Analytics, Casetext’s CARA, Lex Machina, and Bloomberg Law’s Litigation Analytics will be discussed. Attendees will leave with several strategies for crafting exercises that expose students to these new tools.

Speaker: Jesse Bowman, Electronic Research, Technology, and Instructional Services Librarian, Pritzker Legal Research Center, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law


When: October 31, 2017 from Noon-1 p.m.
Where: Via Webinar
A link to the webinar will be sent to you prior to the event.

Register here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/636DGLJ


For more information, please contact Sally Baker (sabaker@michaelbest.com).

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November CALL Business Meeting

Registration for the November CALL Business Meeting is open and can be completed online at: https://caoll.wildapricot.org/event-2691956.  Please make sure to select your desired entrée when completing the form.  Registration will remain open until 12:00 Noon on Wednesday, November 8, 2017.


Meeting Date: November 16, 2017

Location: The Berghoff – 17 W Adams St, Chicago, IL 60603

Time: Registration starts at 11:30, lunch begins at 12:00 Noon

Cost: $25.00



Easy Buttons and Digital Natives: pernicious myths that impede productivity. In a provocative talk on what legal professionals don’t do well, Casey will take aim at the erroneous assumptions that cause us to ignore core technology training to our detriment. Casey will situate this failing in the broader context of shifts in the legal market and extoll the virtues of competence-based learning.


About the Speaker

Casey Flaherty is a former in-house and outside counsel who now consults on legal operations, strategic sourcing, technology, process improvement, and metrics. The founder of Procertas, Casey is the creator of the Legal Tech Assessment, a first-of-its-kind benchmarking and training tool for legal technology competence on core desktop software (Word, Excel, PDF). Casey is also the primary author of Unless You Ask: A Guide To Getting More From External Relationships, written and published in partnership with the ACC Legal Operations Section. Due to his efforts to create and promote a more rigorous, empirically-oriented approach to quality and spend management, Casey has been, inter alia, featured in The Washington Post, named an ABA Legal Rebel, and selected as one of the Fastcase 50. Casey also serves on the advisory board of Nextlaw Labs. Read the rest of this entry »

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