September 2021 Business Meeting

The Meetings Committee presents:

September 2021 Business Meeting
Meeting Date: Thursday, September 23, 2021

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Location: Zoom (
Meeting ID: 832 3086 7322

Passcode: 737801

Time: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. (Please stay on Zoom after the meeting to network and catch up with CALL friends.)

Cost: free

Speaker: Ben Jackson is the co-founder and COO of Recently named to the 2021 “Fastcase 50” list, Ben Jackson is using tech tools to tackle common problems in immigration law. He was awarded the Access to Justice Tech Fellowship and the Equal Justice Foundation fellowship while attending The Chicago-Kent College of Law. Since then, Ben has worked with fellow Fastcase 50 honorees Jonathan Petts and Rohan Pavuluri to create consumer bankruptcy solution Upsolve, and now he’s the COO and co-founder of legal aid nonprofit The nonprofit provides an online tool, equated to the “Turbo Tax for DACA applications”, allowing Dreamers to apply online for free. Ben and his team are on a mission to make immigrating to the United States easy, safe, and free by combining the power of technology with attorneys to help people achieve the American dream. They’ve assisted more than 3,000 immigrants at various stages in their immigration process. The budding organization has received funding from, KKR, and Harvard University.

Community Service: The committee is finalizing the details and we will add this information soon.

Door Prizes: Two gift cards will be raffled during the meeting courtesy of LexisNexis.

Registration ends September 21st.

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

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: At your desk via Zoom. Registrants will receive webinar details prior to the program.

 Cost: This program is free to members.

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Continuing Education Committee Presents: Scams, Schemes and Cyber Security

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: At your desk via Zoom. Registrants will receive webinar details prior to the program.

Cost: This program is free to members.

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May 2021 Business Meeting

The CALL Meetings Committee presents:

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A chapter of the American Association of Law Libraries

May 2021 Business Meeting
Meeting Date: Thursday, May 20, 2021
Location: Zoom
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. (Please stay on Zoom after the meeting to network and catch up with CALL friends)
Cost: free

Speaker: AALL Vice President, Diane Rodriguez, will be joining us as the speaker for our May business meeting. Each AALL Chapter has the opportunity for a visit from the President or Vice President every three years and we are delighted to welcome Diane for our chapter visit. She will share news about national initiatives of the association and would like to hear any suggestions or concerns from chapter members. Ms. Rodriguez currently services as Assistant Director of the San Francisco Law Library.

Community Service: This month the Community Service committee would like to encourage donations to Chicago Books to Women in Prison (CBWP). CBWP is an all-volunteer group that distributes paperback books free of charge to incarcerated people nationwide, focusing on all women and trans/non-binary people. They are dedicated to offering the opportunity for self-empowerment, education and entertainment that reading provides. To make a financial donation via PayPal, click here. Alternatively, to purchase a book from their wish list, which will then be picked up and mailed by a CBWP volunteer, click here.

AALL Raffle: As a way to show our appreciation and as a way to support our membership in their professional development during a difficult year, the CALL Grants & Chapter Awards Committee will be raffling off 25 grants to cover registration for the 2021 AALL Annual Conference at our May Business Meeting! If you do not want to be considered for this raffle, please opt-out on the meeting registration form.

Door Prizes: Two gift cards will be raffled during the meeting courtesy of LexisNexis. Check out their InfoPro for news and tips for librarians.

Registration ends Monday May 17th.

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