Continuing Education Committee Presents: Nailing Your AMPC Proposal: Tips From the Trenches

Nailing Your AMPC Proposal: Tips From the Trenches

Description: Proposing a program for the AALL Annual Meeting 2022 in Denver is nowhere near as daunting as it may seem to be. Shari Berkowitz Duff and Lindsey Carpino 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. 

Shari Berkowitz Duff (Chair, PLLIP Education for the Annual Meeting Committee)
Research Librarian
Jones Day

Lindsey Carpino (AALL Chapter Council Chair)
Legal Content Services Supervisor

The deadline for AMPC Proposal submissions is November 30!

When: Tuesday, October 19th, 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.

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

Please register here

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Continuing Education Committee Presents: The FBI on Hate Crimes

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

 Cost: This program is free to members.

 Please register here

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CALL Volunteer Day of Service Announced for Oct. 9 – Sign Up Now Open!

The Community Service Committee has planned a volunteer day of service for CALL members.  Join us on Saturday, October 9, from 9:00 -11:00 am, to collect trash and plastic debris from Montrose Beach. Volunteers can register using this link.

We organized this opportunity as a work group for the  Alliance for the Great Lakes, a nonpartisan nonprofit organization working across the region to protect our most precious resource: the fresh, clean, and natural waters of the Great Lakes. Plastic pollution is a growing problem in our Great Lakes, Chicago’s source of fresh drinking water. Whether you’re able to join us on Oct. 9th or not, we also encourage all CALL members to take the Plastic-Free Great Lakes Pledge and start actively changing your own daily habits to reduce plastic consumption.

We will bring garbage bags and rubber gloves, but volunteers are welcome to bring their own supplies. Be sure to dress for weather as this is a rain or shine outdoor event.  Additional family members and friends are welcome to attend. Review the current CDC Guidance on outdoor activities and take whatever measures you need to in order to feel Covid-safe together.

Please contact Mike McMillan at if you have any issues registering or any other questions. We look forward to seeing you there!

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Continuing Education Committee Presents: Answering the CALL: Law Librarians & Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

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

 Cost: This program is free to members.

 Please register here

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