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Continuing Education Presentations

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

Slides and handouts from this presentation are available here:

Legal Analytics – Beyond the Buzz (Chicago Association of Law Libraries December 2018 Slides)

Legal Analytics Platforms Comparison (updated December 2018)

Recording is available here:



CALL Continuing Education Program: An Introduction to Securities and Corporate Law Research

What: The presenters intend to briefly review the main sources of corporate/securities law and what one can expect to locate through freely-available websites. In addition the presenters will review attorneys’ most frequent requests and some of the free and paid resources for locating that information.  Time will be allotted for questions and answers at the end of the program.

When: Thursday, November 15th at 12:00-12:45 pm

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


Simone Srinivasan
Research and Knowledge Analyst
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Thomas Keefe
Reference Librarian
Loyola University Chicago School of Law Library

Audience: This webinar is intended for law librarians and information professionals who may get the occasional question involving corporations or securities law or who may want a refresher on sources and techniques used to answer questions about corporations, SEC filings, or securities laws and regulations.

Recording Available Here




CALL Mentorship & Leadership Development Committee Webinar (September 6, 2018)

Two APMC seasoned pros offered their tips on the APMC program proposal process, covered what to do if your program does not get accepted, and discussed how CALL offers support for members to submit their program proposals for feedback before submitting to AALL.


Debra Denslaw, Faculty Services Librarian Valparaiso University Law School Library
Deborah Ginsberg, Educational Technology Librarian IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law

The PowerPoint slides to this presentation are available here:

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A recording of the presentation is available here:

AALL Program Process Webinar 2018
AALL Program Process Webinar 2018
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CALL Education Program: Dictating the Must-Haves and Proposing a Program for AALL 2018!

The CALL Continuing Education Committee held a 30 minute webinar on AALL’s program proposal process for the 2018 AALL Annual Meeting and Conference in Baltimore.

Jennifer Wondracek, AMPC member and liaison to the chapters, outlined the process to identify the must have topics desired in programming for the 2018 AALL Annual Meeting and Conference.  She also highlighted the program proposal submission process.

Diana Koppang and Julie Pabarja offered best practices on putting together a program proposal.

The PowerPoint slides to this presentation are available here:

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