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Upcoming Events

Friday, October 30, 2020 – Attorney & Student Legal Answers Pro Bono Clinic; 1pm-3pm

Sign up to volunteer your time to help pro se litigants in a virtual attorney and student legal answers pro bono clinic in family and housing law through the Public Interest Law Initiative.  Attorneys will be trained on how to answer family and housing law questions posted on PILI’s Legal Answers website by Illinois residents needing legal help and will work with students to help them research and draft responses. With a short supply of legal aid lawyers, lower income Illinois residents rely on pro bono attorneys to answer their legal questions. In light of the vast implications of the COVID-19 pandemic, this need is even greater.

This clinic is hosted by the Schiller DuCanto & Fleck Family Law Center, the Center for Public Interest Law, the Pro Bono & Community Service Initiative, and the Public Interest Law Initiative. 0.5 hour of IL CLE credit will be offered for attorneys.  Students and attorneys can RSVP by emailing Lauren Worsek (lworsek@depaul.edu) by October 23rd. 

Monday, November 2, 2020 - COVID’s Impact on the Foster Care System; 12pm-1pm

Join the Schiller DuCanto & Fleck Family Law Center and the Center for Public Interest Law for a complementary virtual discussion with Rachel Shirley (Law Office of the Cook County Public Defender) and Tanya Gassenheimer (Shriver Center on Poverty Law) on how COVID-19 has impacted the foster care system.

1 hour of IL CLE credit will be offered for attorneys.  Students can RSVP through Vincent by October 30th.  Attorneys can RSVP by emailing Center Director Katie Liss (kliss3@depaul.edu) by October 30th.

Wednesday, December 2, 2020 – Child Protection Program; 12pm-1pm

Hear Maryam Ahmad (Chief of the Juvenile Justice Bureau of the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office and Chicago Bar Association President) in a complementary virtual discussion on child protection with respect to custody/temporary custody, adjudication, dispositional hearings, and termination of parental rights.

1 hour of IL CLE credit will be offered for attorneys.  Students can RSVP through Vincent by December 1st.  Attorneys can RSVP by emailing Center Director Katie Liss (kliss3@depaul.edu) by December 1st.

Thursday, January 28, 2021 – 4th Annual Family Law Summer Internship Fair; 12pm-1pm

Meet with various family law attorneys from private firms, non-profits, and government agencies to learn about their work and individual offices.  After each attorney gives a short presentation, law students will have an opportunity to meet in small groups with the attorneys who will be actively hiring students in the upcoming summer.  Students should bring their resumes and RSVP through Vincent by January 27th. 

Monday, February 15, 2021 - Friday, February 19, 2021 – Mental Health/Self Care Awareness Week

Stay tuned – more information to follow!

Friday, February 26, 2021 & Saturday, February 27, 2021 – Capital Moot Court Competition

Stay tuned – more information to follow!

Monday, March 22, 2021 - Friday, March 26, 2021 – Spring Break Juvenile Temporary Detention Center Program

Stay tuned – more information to follow!

Wednesday, April 7, 2021 – Soberlink & Our Family Wizard Presentation; 12pm-1pm

Join the Schiller DuCanto & Fleck Family Law Center and representatives of Soberlink and Our Family Wizard in a complimentary discussion on how family law practitioners can better help families struggling with addiction, communication issues, child scheduling issues, financial issues, plus more.

1 hour of IL CLE credit will be offered for attorneys.  Students can RSVP through Vincent by April 6th.  Attorneys can RSVP by emailing Center Director Katie Liss (kliss3@depaul.edu) by April 6th.​​