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Professional Advisory Board

The centerís interdisciplinary and professional advisory board consists of experts representing various fields. The board meets 3 times per year and devotes a minimal time commitment outside of the actual meetings. The center seeks and values board member input regarding the direction of the center, projects and funding opportunities. Additionally, members are asked to make an annual financial contribution of $1,000 to be used for public service awards for students.

Advisory Board Members
  • Joyce Leviton Asher
  • Miles Beermann
    Beermann Pritkin Mirabelli
    Swerdlove LLP
  • Maggie Mrozek Breeden
    Office of Cook County Public Guardian
  • Harry Cendrowski
    Cendrowski Corporate Advisors
  • Jim Crowley
  • Sabra Ebersole
    Cook County State's Attorney
  • Andrew Engle
  • Anthony Ferraro
    The Law Offices of Anthony B.
    Ferraro, LLC
  • Lee A. Gould
    Gould & Pakter Associates, LLC
  • Robert F. Harris
    Office of the Cook County Guardian
  • Kathy Homenda
    Winston & Strawn
  • Patrick Kalscheur
    Schiller DuCanto and Fleck
  • Michelle Kassab
    DLA Piper
  • Annemarie E. Kill
    Avery Camerlingo Kill, LLC
  • Robert Kritzmire
    RJK Family Law
  • Erin Lamm
    OíConnor Family Law
  • The Hon. Benjamin Mackoff
    Schiller DuCanto & Fleck
  • Nicole McKinnon
  • Emily Miller
    Better Government Assoc.
  • Nicole M. Onorato
    Rinella and Rinella, Ltd.
  • Steven N. Peskind
    Peskind Law Firm
  • Suzette M. Pierson, Esq.
    Law Offices of Suzette M. Pierson
  • Bruce Richman
    Reznick Group
  • Bernard Rinella
    Rinella & Rinella Ltd.
  • Donald Schiller
    Schiller DuCanto and Fleck
  • Leonard Schrager
    John Marshall Law School
  • Donna Shaft
    Mason & Perry Marketing
  • Caroline Shoenberger
    Chicago Legal Clinic
  • Tanya Stanish (Board President)
    Schiller DuCanto and Fleck
  • Bryan Wilson
    Kamerlink Stark McCormack & Powers LLC
  • Michael Zaslavsky
    Aronberg Goldgehn Davis & Garmisa


Student Board

The Child and Family Law Student Board supports the work of the center and helps build community and support for law students in family law. The board meets monthly and strives to bring students' ideas and interests to fruition. To this end, students devise, sponsor and volunteer in projects and events. Additionally board members help plan events, organize public service projects, help raise funds and reach out to students.

Family Law