Leveraging Data Science to Improve the Practice of Law

Please join us for our upcoming continuing education event…a talk by Pablo Arredondo titled “Leveraging Data Science to Improve the Practice of Law” via Zoom at noon on Tuesday, December 12th.  Pablo will discuss the history and technology of Large Language Models and how they are being applied in law.

Pablo Arredondo is Co-founder and Chief Innovation Officer at Casetext, a legal technology company that develops sophisticated research and drafting tools to improve access to legal research and help attorneys practice more efficiently. Pablo’s innovations, including Casetext’s pioneering brief analysis tool, CARA A.I., have been recognized by the World Economic Forum, the American Association of Law Libraries, and the American Bar Association. In addition to his groundbreaking contributions at Casetext, Pablo is a CodeX Fellow at the Stanford Center for Legal Informatics, where he focuses on civil litigation in common law jurisdictions, with an emphasis on how litigators access and assemble the law.

We hope you can make this engaging talk on legal AI from someone who’s done important work in the area.

Please Register here

Permanent link to this article: https://chicagolawlib.org/blog/2023/12/06/leveraging-data-science-to-improve-the-practice-of-law/

November 2023 Business Meeting

November 2023 Business Meeting
Meeting Date: Thursday, November 16, 2023

Please register here.

Location: Zoom (more details to follow)

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

Speaker: Unfortunately our speaker had to cancel—we hope to arrange a continuing education event with him before the year is out. The business meeting will proceed with our usual announcements, and then we’ll move to breakout rooms for focused discussion.

Community Service Project: Greater Chicago Food Depository

In connection with the November business meeting, the Community Service Committee is working to support the Greater Chicago Food Depository. The Food Depository is Chicago’s food bank, partnering with over 700 local agencies and programs, including pantries, soup kitchens and shelters for children, older adults and veterans. Every day they distribute over 267,000 meals, relying heavily on donors and volunteers to make it happen.

The Community Service Committee encourages CALL members to support the Greater Chicago Food Depository by making a monetary contribution in conjunction with the November Business Meeting. You can make a donation online at https://myfooddrives.org/team/538448

A packing event is also being planned at GCFD for January, but date is still TBD.

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

Registration ends November 15th.

Permanent link to this article: https://chicagolawlib.org/blog/2023/10/27/november-2023-business-meeting/

September 2023 Business Meeting

The Meetings Committee is excited to announce that registration is now open for the September 2023 Business Meeting.

September 2023 Business Meeting
Meeting Date: Wednesday September 20, 2023

Please register here.

Location: Maggiano’s Little Italy. 516 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60654
Time: Registration & Networking starts at 11:30, lunch begins at 12:00 Noon

Cost: $30.00


Steven D. Schwinn is a professor of law at the University of Illinois Chicago School of Law, where he teaches constitutional law, comparative constitutional law, human rights, civil rights, and legal writing. He writes regularly for the ABA Preview of United States Supreme Court Cases, and occasionally for other periodicals and blogs. He regularly works with high-school teachers and classes on constitutional and public-policy issues.

At this meeting, he will discuss under-the-radar cases in the upcoming Supreme Court term, recent trends in the Court’s decision-making, and the Court’s citations to uncommon sources. 



  • Crispy Zucchini Fritte
  • Calamari Fritte
  • Italian Tossed Salad
  • Ciabatta Rolls


  • Eggplant Parmesan
  • Parmesan-Crusted Cod
  • Mom’s Meat Lasagna, Marinara


  • New York Style Cheesecake
  • Fresh Fruit Plate

Community Service Project:

In conjunction with the September Business Meeting, the Community Service Committee encourages CALL members to make a monetary donation to SitStayRead, a Chicago-based non-profit working to advance children’s literacy skills using an engaging curriculum, certified dogs, and dedicated volunteers. Alternatively, SitStayRead, publishes their own line of inclusive books for early readers and all proceeds from the sale of these books goes directly back to supporting SitStayRead and literacy education.

To make a donation: https://www.sitstayread.org/donate

To purchase a book from SitStayRead: https://www.sitstayread.org/published-books

The community service project will be a clean-up of Montrose Beach done through the Alliance for Great Lakes organization. We will meet at 9 AM at Montrose Beach on September 23. Please use this link to register to volunteer if you are interested: https://adopt.greatlakes.org/s/cleanupregistration?c__recId=a2o8X000003eZLRQA2

Meeting Sponsor: Trellis and TRG Screen

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

CALL No Show and No Walk in Policies for Business Meetings

Registration will close at 12:00 Noon on Friday September 15, 2023.

Note: You will have to log into Neon to register for the meeting. Enter “Not sure if you have an account or you forgot your login information?” to recover your account and reset your password. If you do not receive a password recovery email, please check your spam filter.

Permanent link to this article: https://chicagolawlib.org/blog/2023/08/16/september-2023-business-meeting/

Summer Happy Hour

Come join CALL for a networking happy hour at the 320 South Canal! We will be sitting at the tables outside. Grab a to-go drink at the bar at the Eatery or something at the farmers market and join us for live music and games.

There is no cost to attend and CALL will be providing some appetizers.

Tuesday August 8, 2023
5:00pm – 7:00pm

320 South Canal (behind the building on the green)
Next to Union Station

Please RSVP/send questions to Carrie Port (Carrie.Port@skadden.com) or Mike McMillan (mcmillan@mwe.com) or just show up!

Permanent link to this article: https://chicagolawlib.org/blog/2023/08/03/summer-happy-hour-2/