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Family Law Center News

  • 03/23/2017 - Law Students Spend Spring Break Making a Difference at the Cook County Juvenile Temporary Detention Center

    A devoted cadre of twelve law students volunteered for the College of Law’s annual Juvenile Temporary Detention Center Spring Service Break Project from March 13-17, 2017. The project was organized by DePaul’s Schiller DuCanto & Fleck Family Law Center, Center for Public Interest Law, and University Ministry in the Loop. Throughout spring break week, the students worked in small...
  • 03/01/2017 - International Women’s Day Film Screening & Panel Discussion

    The Schiller DuCanto & Fleck Family Law Center & SHALVA are partnering to host a film screening and panel discussion of NO WAY OUT BUT ONE. This award-winning independent documentary tells the remarkable story of Holly Collins, an American woman who kidnapped her children to save them from a life of abuse at the hands of their father. Holly went on the run and...
  • 02/28/2017 - DePaul College of Law partners with Illinois Legal Aid Online to host legal answers pro bono clinic housing and family law

    DePaul’s Schiller DuCanto & Fleck Family Law Center, Center for Public Interest Law, and Pro Bono & Community Service Initiative joined forces with Illinois Legal Aid Online to host a Legal Answers pro bono clinic in family and housing law. The clinic took place on Friday, February 24th at DePaul College of Law.  Fifteen pro bono attorneys, many of who are DePaul alumni, and...
  • 02/16/2017 - Family Law Center Hosts Distinguished Lecture on Child Welfare Reform

    DePaul’s Schiller DuCanto & Fleck Family Law Center recently held a Distinguished Lecture featuring guest speaker George H. Sheldon, Director of the Illinois Department of Children & Family Services (DCFS). The lecture focused on Sheldon and the agency’s reform efforts of improving outcomes for children and families. Sheldon began his presentation by explaining that for much of its...
  • 12/08/2016 - Family Law Center events focus on child custody and collaborative divorce

    DePaul's Schiller DuCanto & Fleck Family Law Center hosted two Learn-N-Learn events in November. The first featured James Pritikin, a DePaul Law alumnus and partner at Beermann Pritikin Mirabelli & Swerdlove LLP, examining Chicago Bulls player Dwayne Wade's child custody case. As Wade's attorney throughout his divorce, as well as during the child custody case,...
  • 12/02/2016 - Family Law Center hosts annual panel on practicing family law

    DePaul University College of Law’s Schiller DuCanto & Fleck Family Law Center held its annual panel on the practice of family law featuring attorneys from the public and private sector. Its participants were Laura Ashmore, partner at Davis Friedman; Dave Zwaska, associate at Dussias Skallas Wittenberg; Alexis Mansfield, supervising attorney of CLAIM at Cabrini Green Legal Aid and...
  • 11/01/2016 - Family law center teaches students about public service and child advocacy work

    DePaul University College of Law's Schiller DuCanto & Fleck Family Law Center joined with the Center for Public Interest Law and the Pro Bono & Community Service Initiative to host a discussion on public service and child advocacy work. Professor Allison Ortlieb moderated the panel, which featured the Honorable Patrick T. Murphy of the Circuit Court of Cook County’s...
  • 10/25/2016 - Alumna Jochner discusses fee shifting in marital dissolution cases

    The Schiller DuCanto & Fleck Family Law Center's October Lunch-N-Learn program focused on fee shifting in marital dissolution cases in Illinois. Alumna Michele Jochner, a partner at Schiller DuCanto & Fleck and an active member of the center’s advisory board, examined the history of fee shifting in the divorce context.  She discussed the doctrine’s common law origin in 1917 and...
  • 10/06/2016 - Family law center helps students understand new Illinois Parentage Act

    Family law attorney and alumna Colleen Hurley (JD ’14) presented on interpreting the newly revised Illinois Parentage Act during a lunch-and-learn event sponsored by the Schiller DuCanto & Fleck Family Law Center. Hurley explained many of the changes found in the new act’s provisions by contrasting them with the language in the former law. While Hurley acknowledges that there are...
  • 09/24/2016 - Alumnus Roger White inspires students to make a difference in family law

    DePaul’s Schiller DuCanto & Fleck Family Law Center hosted Roger White from White Scott & White, for an informal discussion on life as a family law attorney. White provided nearly 20 students with practical advice on the best courses to enroll in during law school, tactics when interviewing for family law jobs, and other methods for obtaining success, such as working hard and...