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The CALL Continuing Education Committee Presents: What’s New and Improved in Free and Low-cost Legal Research

What: The CALL Continuing Education Committee will host Carole Levitt, President, Internet for Lawyers and author of The Cybersleuth’s Guide to the Internet, 14th edition revised (2019) and Internet Legal Research on a Budget (2nd edition forthcoming from the ABA; for a lunchtime discussion  on what’s new and improved in the world of free and low-cost legal research resources. Carole will be raffling off a copy of one of her books as a door prize.

When: Thursday, May 21st, 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.

Where:  Via webinar

Slides and Video: Slides are available here: Levitt What’s New and Improved in Free and Low-cost Legal Research 052020. Additionally, a clear rendering of the video has been posted to Carole Levitt’s CLE website; we couldn’t use the Zoom recording. Here’s the link: You will have to register and ‘purchase’ the video but the registration process is fairly straightforward. There is a discount code for free viewing. The discount code is CALL2020. Enter that at checkout.


The CALL Continuing Education Committee Presents: The Occasional Intellectual Property Law Researcher

What: Intellectual property (IP) law research is a daunting task for many law librarians and information professionals. Join us for a lunchtime webinar featuring two experienced IP law researchers and CALL members.  The presenters will discuss the basic framework and sources of IP law, the most common types of IP law research questions, and basic free and paid sources that can be used to attempt to answer the occasional IP question.

When: Thursday, December 5th, 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.

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


Nan Norton
Reference Librarian
Loyola University School of Law Library

Todd Hilmer
Library & Research Services Manager
Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP

Recording is available here

Slides are available here


The CALL Continuing Education Committee Presents: Nailing Your AMPC Proposal  – Tips from the Trenches

Proposing a program for the AMPC (AALL Annual Meeting 2020) is nowhere near as daunting as it may seem to be. Shari Berkowitz Duff (AMPC Team Content Leader) and Diana Koppang (AMPC team member and frequent proposer) will review the AMPC proposal process and provide guidance and tips for putting together your proposal to have the best shot at its acceptance.

  • Get an overview of the proposal form before you start.
  • Understand how program funding works.
  • Using IdeaScale to brainstorm topics.
  • How to find program collaborators/speakers
  • Best words and phrases to use – and which should you steer clear of.
  • Understand the scoring rubric and how Must-Have topics play into that.

The deadline for AMPC Proposal submissions is in just three weeks – October 1st 

When: Tuesday, September 17th, Noon to 1:00 p.m.

Where:  At your desk.  This program will be a webinar.  Webinar details will be provided via CALL Listserv prior to the program.

Shari Berkowitz Duff (AMPC Content Team Leader)
Research Librarian
Jones Day

Diana Koppang (AMPC Content Team member)
Director of Research & Competitive Intelligence
Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP

Recording link here. Please note that the program is 43 minutes long.
PPT Slides (PDF) Nailing Your AMPC Proposal – CALL Webinar (September 2019)

Contact Tom Keefe at if you have any questions.


The CALL Continuing Education Committee Presents: So What if it’s Not Perfect: Creating Training Videos Using What You Have

What:: In 2016, Debbie Ginsberg and Sean Rebstock (along with Alex Berrio Matamoros) presented a session for AALL on creating training videos quickly and easily.  In this session, we’ll update our AALL presentation with new information.

When you find you need to create instructions fast or provide instant feedback, videos are often the perfect solution.  You don’t need to storyboard, write a script, or spend hours re-recording screenshots. Just create a basic plan and record! In this webinar, Sean and Debbie will show you how to create quick recordings for all kinds of projects.  We’ll discuss best practices for creating short videos.  We’ll also demonstrate popular software and evaluate the best hardware to use – tools you likely already have.

Your videos don’t need to be perfect to be informative. Once you get started, you’ll find the short video is one of your most powerful instructional tools.

When: Tuesday, April 9, Noon to 1:00 pm

Where:  At your desk.  This program will be a webinar.  Registrants will receive webinar details prior to the program.


Debbie Ginsberg
Educational Technology Librarian
Chicago-Kent College of Law Library

Sean Rebstock
Supervisor, Digital Resources
Foley & Lardner LLP

Recording is available here

Slides are available here



The CALL Continuing Education Committee Presents Blockchain Technology: A New Approach to Provenance

What: This presentation and discussion will cover the broad concepts related to blockchain technology, as well as some of the potential use cases and their benefits/downfalls. 

When: Tuesday, March 12, 11:00 am to Noon

Where:  Quarles & Brady, 300 N. LaSalle Street, Suite 4000


Nelson Rosario

Principal – Smolinski Rosario Law P.C.

Adjunct Professor – IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law

Cost: $5.  Beverages will be provided. Cash or check will be collected at the event.

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

CALL No Show and No Walk in Policies for Business Meetings

Registration ends Friday, March 8 

For more information, please contact Virginia Brown or Julie Pabarja.


Register here


Slides available here: Blockchain Technology_ A New Approach to Provenance



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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