CALL Business Meeting – Thursday, February 26, 2015

CALL Business Meeting February 26, 2015:  Luncheon Registration

Please use the following link to register:

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Morton’s Steakhouse

65 E. Wacker Place – 2nd floor, completely private dining area Chicago, IL

Registration: 11:30 am to noon

Lunch begins at noon



The future of law firms from a Managing Partner’s Perspective


About the Speaker:

David Mendelsohn is the Managing Partner of the Chicago Office for DLA Piper and a partner in the Financial Services group. He focuses his practice in the area of insurance and reinsurance transactional and regulatory matters and provides global regulatory and compliance advice to Fortune 500 and other international companies in a range of industries.

He graduated with honors from the Lancaster Gate School of Law and Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology where he was named one of 125 Alumni of Distinction. He has been nominated by in-house counsel and peers to appear in the Guide to the World’s Leading Insurance & Reinsurance Lawyers; named an Illinois Super Lawyer and is included in the international listing of Super Lawyers, Corporate Counsel Edition.


Topic description:

The future of law firms from a Managing Partner’s Perspective

Law firms need to constantly think about how they provide their services in order to meet the increasing demands from clients. David Mendelsohn will share his views on what law firms and attorneys need to do to be successful in a very competitive market. He will also talk about the role that law librarians and libraries will play in the future and how we can help give rising attorneys the tools to be successful in their career.

This is a great opportunity for CALL members to hear from a managing partner. If you have specific questions or a topic that you would like to hear him cover, please send them to Julie Pabarja at by February 12.


Meeting Sponsor:

Wolters Kluwer Law and Business.  Wolters Kluwer delivers the expert legal and regulatory solutions customers need to successfully drive their daily activities, create effective workflows and inspire confident outcomes. Meet the representatives who can tell you more about their products including Intelliconnect, the Trademark Navigator and the new RBsourceFilings.


Door Prizes:

2 giftcards will be raffled during the meeting courtesy of LexisNexis. Check out their InfoPro for news and tips for librarians.


Community Service Information

The Community Service Committee will be collecting food and monetary donations to benefit the Greater Chicago Food Depository.

The Food Depository assists more than 800,000 adults and children in Cook County every year through a network of 650 pantries, soup kitchens and shelters.

Please bring to the meeting any nonperishable canned and packaged foods (no glass) that have yet to expire.

Some of the most-needed items are: peanut butter, canned fruit, canned vegetables, cereal, chili, jelly, macaroni and cheese, pasta, pasta sauce, rice, shelf-stable milk, soup, stew, canned beans and tuna.




Caesar Salad


Main Course (choose one the following and notify your server):

Filet Mignon Tenderloin Sandwich with White Cheddar, Grilled Red Onions, and Horseradish

Broiled Salmon with Beurre Blanc and Sauteed Green Beans

Grilled Chicken Breast Sandwich with White Cheddar, Carmelized Onions on Whole Wheat Bun

(Please tell your server if you require a vegan or vegetarian entree.)



Double Chocolate Mousse


Freshly Brewed Coffee and Hot Tea


Cost: $25.00 – exact amount required if paying at the door.


Make checks payable to Chicago Association of Law Libraries. Please do not combine payment for this meeting with any other CALL function. Reservations must be received by Friday, February 20, 2014.


Please contact Beth Schubert at or Jesse Bowman at with any questions you may have regarding registration.


We look forward to seeing you at the February meeting and are excited to be trying another new venue for our luncheon!

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