TALL

Committees

TALL Committees

TALL has an active network of committees which have been created to address specific topics relating to TALL business and information services. Chairing or volunteering to serve on a TALL committee is a rewarding opportunity for members to get involved with the association, network with colleagues, and to work together to further advance the law library profession.

Committee chairs must be General Members, and the term of appointment is for one year; however, reappointment is possible at the discretion of the President. TALL Committee members must be General Members or Student Members.

Executive Committee 2023-2024

The TALL Executive Committee is dedicated to enhancing the professional development of law librarians. Through the holding of monthly meetings, the committee seeks to inform members of new developments in the field, promote cooperation between information professionals, speak for the membership when necessary, and to oversee continuing education programming and professional opportunities for its members.
ANNIA PEAT

Annia Peat

Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP

PRESIDENT

Sarah Dafoe

Sarah Dafoe

Torys LLP

VICE PRESIDENT

Danielle Chiang

Danielle Chiang

Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP

PAST PRESIDENT

LAURENE KORTNER

Laurene Kortner

Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP

TREASURER

Christine DeLuca

Christine DeLuca

Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP

SECRETARY

Kenneth Cummings

Ken Cummings

Aird & Berlis LLP

MEMBERSHIP LIAISON

MEGAN STRAIN

Megan McDonnell

Toronto Lawyers Association

ADMINISTRATIVE COORDINATOR

ANNIA PEAT

Annia Peat

Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP

PRESIDENT

Sarah Dafoe

Sarah Dafoe

Torys LLP

VICE PRESIDENT

Danielle Chiang

Danielle Chiang

Norton Rose Fulbright LLP

PAST PRESIDENT

LAURENE KORTNER

Laurene Kortner

Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP

TREASURER

Christine DeLuca

Christine DeLuca

Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP

SECRETARY

Kenneth Cummings

Ken Cummings

Aird & Berlis LLP

MEMBERSHIP LIAISON

MEGAN STRAIN

Megan McDonnell

Toronto Lawyers Association

ADMINISTRATIVE COORDINATOR

Other Committees

Conference Committee

The Conference Committee is responsible for planning and executing the TALL eXchange bi-annual conference. Co-chairs for the committee handle the creation of a conference proposal for the Executive Committee to approve, and committee members assist with the planning and execution in various roles.

Co-Chairs

  • Bryony Livingston, Legislative Assembly of Ontario
  • Kate McCandless, Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP


Members

  • Lorissa Kinna, Law Society of Ontario, Great Library
  • Alexia Loumankis, University of Toronto
  • Danielle Chiang, Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
  • Annia Peat, Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
  • Megan Strain, Toronto Lawyers Association
  • Kate Terech, Legislative Assembly of Ontario

Education Committee

The Education Committee is responsible for the planning and organization ofall continuing education programs for the TALL membership.

Chair

  • Sarah Dafoe, Torys LLP
 

Members

  • Corinne Degenhard, McCarthy Tetrault LLP
  • Jane Freeman, Bennett Jones LLP
  • Tessa Inwood, PwC Canada
  • Elfi Kwong, Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP

Information Technology Committee

The Information Technology Committee is responsible for managing and updating the association website, and for keeping the membership current in the world of information technology as it pertains to law libraries and information services.

Co-Chairs

  • Cecilia Rose, Stikeman Elliott LLP
  • Karen Fingas, McCarthy Tetrault LLP
 

Members

  • Jennifer McNenly, Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
  • Sarah Dafoe, Torys LLP
  • Rebecca Due, Goodmans LLP
  • Karine Bourgeois, McMillan LLP
  • Andrew Howes, Justice Canada
  • Laura Viselli, University of Toronto
  • Megan Strain, Toronto Lawyers Association

Publisher Liaison Committee

The Publisher Liaison Committee is responsible for forwarding concerns and comments to the publishers on behalf of the association, keeping the membership informed of major new publishing endeavours and liaising with other local or national associations’ publisher liaison committees.

Co-Chairs

  • Bryony Livingston, Legislative Assembly of Ontario
  • Devin New, Legislative Assembly of Ontario


Members

  • Alexia Loumankis, University of Toronto
  • Annia Peat, Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
  • Judy Singh, Canadian Tax Foundation
  • Nathifa Grier-Coward, Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
  • Sanja Petrovic, Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP

Salary Survey Committee

The Salary Survey Committee is responsible for creating, running, and publishing the Joint TALL/CALL Salary Survey, which reports on employment remuneration received by members.

Chair

  • Erica Friesen, Queen’s University 
 

Members

  • Andrea Black, Dentons LLP
  • Annia Peat, Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
  • Kim Clarke, University of Calgary (CALL Liaison)

Social Committee

The Social Committee seeks to foster relationships and mentorship, and to offer inclusive events that encourage connection and collaboration throughout the TALL community.

Chair

  • Christine DeLuca, Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
 

Members

  • Mi Yoon, McMaster University
  • Julie Hetherington-Field, Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
  • Katie Thomas, Stikeman Elliott LLP
  • Lorissa Kinna, Law Society of Ontario, Great Library

Student Outreach Committee

The student outreach committee supports TALL Student Liaisons currently enrolled in library and information programs in Ontario. The student liaison actively engages students interested in the field of law librarianship with TALL by keeping the organization informed of upcoming student events and communicating and advertising the organization to fellow students.

Chair

  • Kenneth Cummings, Aird & Berlis LLP
 

Members

  • Rebecca Due, McCarthy Tetrault LLP
  • Eric Wang, Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP

VOLUNTEER TODAY

Committee Vacancies

Whether you are new to TALL or have been a member for years, we would be thrilled to have you join one (or more) of our committees. Besides the Executive Committee, which is election-based, all our other committees are always open to new members!

Here are a few specific roles we are looking to fill:

  • Conference Committee, Member
  • Publisher Liaison Committee, Member
  • Education Committee, Member
  • Social Committee, Member

 

To join a committee, please contact the TALL Admin Coordinator at coordinator@talltoronto.ca