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FBI presentation on Hate Crimes

Description: Hate crimes are the highest priority of the FBI’s civil rights program because of the devastating impact they have on families and communities. The FBI investigates hundreds of these cases every year, and we work to detect and prevent incidents through law enforcement training, public outreach, and partnerships with community groups.

Presented by: Special Agents Joseph M. Holzman and Amillita Marayag

Joseph M. Holzman entered on duty with the FBI in September 2009. Following graduation from the FBI Academy, he was assigned to the Fresno Resident Agency in the FBI’s Sacramento Division where he investigated primarily domestic terrorism and civil rights matters, and was a member of the FBI Sacramento SWAT Team. In 2014, SA Holzman transferred to the FBI Chicago Division and investigated national security matters until accepting a promotion to FBIHQ as a Supervisory Special Agent (SSA) in the Counterintelligence Division in August 2016. In 2018, SA Holzman returned to the FBI Chicago field office, investigating public corruption and civil rights matters. In May 2019, SA Holzman took over as the SSA managing FBI Chicago’s civil rights program and Law Enforcement Anti-Corruption Task Force. SSA Holzman most recently served as the Program Coordinator for FBI Chicago’s division-wide Civil Rights program, including hate crime and color of law matters.

After serving as a US Marine Corps Officer, SA Amillita Marayag entered the FBI in June 2006. SA Marayag reported to the Honolulu Division in October 2006 and was assigned to work all criminal violations with the exception of white collar crimes. SA Marayag investigated drug trafficking organizations, organized crime, kidnappings, crimes against children, fraud against the government, bank robberies, and assault against federal officers. In January 2010, SA Marayag reported to the New York Division where she investigated violent gangs within the New York City area of operations. In November 2015, SA Marayag reported to FBI Headquarters in Washington DC to the Criminal Investigative Division Executive Staff. After her assignment in FBI Headquarters, SSA Marayag served as an acting Assistant Legal Attache in Instanbul, Turkey. SA Marayag returned to the New York Division in September 2017 and was promoted to Supervisory Special Agent for the Asian and African Transnational Organized Crime squad. In January 2021, SSA Marayag was promoted to be the ASAC of the Operational Support Branch, which handles human intelligence coordination, private sector engagement, community outreach, ground and air surveillance support, and language interpretation services. On October 1, 2021, ASAC Marayag was re-positioned to head the Violent Crime and Resident Agencies Branch.

 When: Wednesday, October 13th, 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.

 Where: Via webinar.

Slides and Video: this session was not recorded and slides are not available

FBI Chicago Outreach Resources

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Answering the CALL: Law Librarians & Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Presented by: Tanesha Williams

Tanesha Williams is an Attorney and Digital Campaign Manager at the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund’s Thurgood Marshall Institute. She is also the founder of Redtree Strategies, a consulting and strategy firm that implements organizational change management and diversity, equity, and inclusion strategic plans for organizations, corporations, and educational entities.

After graduating in 2018 from Georgetown University Law Center, where she was a Public Interest Fellow, Tanesha worked as the Director of Organizing and Community Building for Families Against Mandatory Minimums, a criminal justice reform advocacy organization based in D.C.  There, she led a team of organizers to help community members turn the resources they had into the power they needed to create change at the local level.

While attending law school, Tanesha clerked for the Poverty & Race Research Action Council, where she conducted research on race and equity in education.  As a student attorney with the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia, Tanesha provided direct representation to clients appearing before the United States Parole Commission.  Tanesha also was a Holley Law Fellow with the National LGBTQ Task Force, where she researched and drafted criminal justice and economic policy.

As a law student in Georgetown’s Criminal Defense and Prisoner Advocacy Clinic, Tanesha represented clients before the Superior Court of the District of Columbia and taught legal research and writing classes for incarcerated persons.  She was awarded the clinic’s first Patsy Jarrett/Craig Muhammad Prisoner Advocacy Award.  Tanesha also served as the Managing Editor of Georgetown Journal of Law & Modern Critical Race Perspectives.

Tanesha is a 2010 graduate of Birmingham-Southern College, in Birmingham, Alabama.  Prior law school, she worked for several years with Teach For America, where she was a Corps Member and Manager and also served as a Dean of Students, and a School Director.

 When: Wednesday, September 29th, 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.

 Where: Via webinar.

Video: forthcoming

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The CALL Continuing Education Committee Presents: Getting to Know the Chicago Commission on Human Relations

Description: Discrimination in employment, housing, and public accommodations continues to marginalize too many of Chicago’s residents. Hate crimes also have a devastating impact on individuals and communities, as we are currently seeing with the Asian American community in the wake of the pandemic. The Chicago Commission on Human Relations (CCHR) is charged with addressing these and many other issues as the City of Chicago’s civil rights agency. Join First Deputy Commissioner Kenneth Gunn for a discussion of the work and challenges facing this important and instrumental agency in bringing fairness and equity to our city.

Presented by: Kenneth Gunn. For more than 30 years, Ken Gunn has dedicated his career to public service, specifically civil rights law. He currently serves as the First Deputy Commissioner of the Chicago Commission on Human Relations where he has been on staff since 1990. The Commission serves as the city’s civil rights agency responsible for investigating and adjudicating complaints of discrimination, aiding hate crime victims, mediating racial and ethnic tensions, and providing anti-bias training.

As the First Deputy, Ken is responsible for the managing the day-to-day operations of the agency under the direction of the commissioner. He is involved in all aspects of the Commission’s work including reviewing complaints of discrimination, strategizing to address hate crimes and community tensions, and directing personnel and fiscal operations. He also provides legal counsel to the staff and Board of Commissioners and works with the Mayor and City Council to draft and review legislation.

 When: Tuesday, June 29th, 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.

 Where: Via webinar

Slides and Video: forthcoming

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The CALL Continuing Education Committee Presents: Scams, Schemes and Cyber Security

Description: Discussion of ID theft laws and general information related to online scams.  Various examples of online scams will be provided.

Presented by: David Williams. David Williams is a Supervisor in the Special Prosecutions Bureau of the Cook County Assistant State’s Attorney’s Office. He leads the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office Regional Organized Crime Task Force (CCROC). Former Assistant Chief Counsel with the US Department of Homeland Security. David is an adjunct professor at the University of Illinois-Chicago.

When: Wednesday, May 26th, 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.

Where:  Via webinar

Slides and Video: forthcoming

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The CALL Continuing Education Committee Presents: How MAALL States Deal with Legislative History

Description: When one thinks of legislative history, they are likely to think first of the U.S. Congress. However, state legislatures vary widely in the legislative documentation they produce, and state judiciaries have different views on how that history should be used when interpreting statutes. This session will review the availability of legislative history materials and judicial use of those materials for each MAALL member state.

Presented by: Benjamin Keele, Research and Instructional Librarian & Lecturer in Law, and Lee Little, Research and Instructional Librarian & Adjunct Lecturer in Law, Ruth Lilly Law Library, Indiana University McKinney School of Law

When: Thursday, March 4th, 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.

Where:  Via webinar

Slides and Video: Slides are available here

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The CALL Continuing Education Committee Presents: How AI-Powered Analytics Can Improve Your Litigation Strategy for Illinois State Court Litigation

Description: Join us for an engaging webinar as we cover how AI-driven litigation analytics enables you to analyze the behavior and history of your judge, competitive counsel, prospects, clients to gain crucial insights into litigation history and ruling tendencies. We’ll show you how to leverage Cook County, Illinois state trial court data to be more efficient, more pro-active, and achieve better results for your clients. You’ll learn why you need litigation analytics to get ahead.

This webinar will focus on how Chicago legal teams are using AI for judicial analytics and legal research. We will highlight the dockets, tentative rulings and filed case documents available to them.  We will demonstrate how to cost-effectively maximize AI technology to gain insights into your judges, your competitors, and your cases.

Topics will include:

* Judicial Analytics and Ruling History

* Helping Attorneys to Draft Stronger Motions, Faster

* Docket Searches and Uncovering Intel on Opposing Counsel

* Cook County Docket & Ruling Searches & Alerts

Discover how you can leverage Cook County, Illinois state court data to make more informed decisions about resource allocation, be more efficient, more proactive, and achieve better results for your clients.  We encourage you to join this informative session to add value to your practice.

When: Wednesday, February 24th, 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.

Where:  Via webinar

Slides and Video: Video is available here

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The CALL Continuing Education Committee Presents: Bystander Intervention Training

Description: Anti-Asian/American and xenophobic harassment are on the rise across the US — and the world. In this virtual Zoom workshop sponsored by Asian Americans Advancing Justice | Chicago, CAIR Chicago, and Hollaback!, you’ll learn how you can intervene effectively as a bystander without compromising your safety.

This one-hour, interactive training will teach you Hollaback!’s 5D’s of bystander intervention methodology. We’ll start by talking about the types of discrimination that Asian and Asian American folks are facing right now – from microaggressions to violence. You’ll then learn what to look for and the positive impact that bystander intervention has on individuals and communities.

We’ll talk through five strategies for intervention: distract, delegate, document, delay, and direct; and how to prioritize your own safety while intervening. At the end of our practice scenarios, and you’ll leave feeling more confident intervening the next time you see Anti-Asian/American harassment.

When: Thursday, December 3rd, 12:00 to 1:30 p.m.

Where:  Via webinar

Slides and Video: this session was not recorded and slides are not available

CALL Anti-Hate Invitation (12.3.20)

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The CALL Continuing Education Committee Presents: Nailing Your AMPC Proposal

Description: Proposing a program for the AALL Annual Meeting 2021 in Cleveland is nowhere near as daunting as it may seem to be. Shari Berkowitz Duff (Co-Chair, PLLIP Education for the Annual Meeting Committee; AMPC Content Team Leader 2019-20 ; AMPC Content Team Member 2016-2019) and Lindsey Carpino (AMPC Content Team Member) 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 November 30th!

When: Monday, September 28th, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

Where:  Via webinar

Slides and Video: Slides are available here

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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; https://ambar.org/research-on-a-budget) 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: https://internetforlawyers.ce21.com/item/the-call-continuing-education-committee-presents-whats-improved-free-lowcost-legal-research-357310. 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.

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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).

Presenters:

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

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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.

Presenters:
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 tkeefe@luc.edu if you have any questions.

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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.

Presenters:

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

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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

Presenter:

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

 

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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)

Presenters: 

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:

 

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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

Presenters:

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

 

 

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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.

Speakers:

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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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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