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Past Events

​​The Schiller DuCanto & Fleck Family Law Center is dedicated to providing programming that expands students’ substantive knowledge and deepens their understanding of the field and practice of family law. Each year the Center attracts nationally recognized speakers and presenters for its symposium or distinguished lecture series on a current topic in family law. The Center also hosts regular Lunch & Learns for students and the family law community to learn about best practices as well as new and emerging topics within family law. At these Lunch & Learns, students can connect and speak with leading family law practitioners from both the public and private sectors about the practice of family law.

  • 07/27/2020 - Annual Family Law Symposium - The Current State of Elder Law

    Schiller DuCanto & Fleck Family Law Center Virtual Symposium:...
  • 07/01/2020 - Schiller DuCanto & Fleck Family Law Center Advisory Board Elections

    ​​DePaul University College of Law’s Schiller DuCanto & Fleck Family Law Center Advisory Board welcomes Kelly Bennett, Law Offices of J. Jeltes, Ltd., Marcellus Moore, Jr., The Alliance Law Group, P.C., Danielle Ruffatto, Ascend Justice, Madison Templin, Beermann LLP, Anita Ventrelli, Schiller DuCanto & Fleck LLP, and Erin Wilson, Law Offices of Erin M. Wilson, P.C., to the board. ...
  • 03/06/2020 - SDF Family Law Center's 4th Annual Legal Answers Clinic

    ​​The SDF Family Law Center partnered with the Center for Public Interest Law and the Pro Bono & Community Service Initiative to host its fourth annual Alumni & Student Legal Answers Free Legal Answers Clinic with Public Interest Law Initiative (PILI).  Law students and attorneys participated in the clinic day and worked together in eight different teams to research and answer family...
  • 02/10/2020 - Violence Awareness Week - Feb 10-14, 2020

    On average, nearly 20 people per minute are victims of physical violence by an intimate partner in the United States. Domestic violence impacts everyone regardless of demographics. The SDF Family Law Center dedicated this week to raising awareness around campus on this important issue.  Kathleen Degnan of 606 Karate started the week with a self-defense class over the lunch...
  • 01/31/2020 - Schiller DuCanto & Fleck Family Law Center Incoming Chair and Vice-Chair

    ​​DePaul Law is excited to announce the incoming Chair of the Schiller DuCanto & Fleck Family Law Center Advisory Board, Brendan J. Hammer (JD '07) , and the incoming Vice-Chair, Lisa Nelson (JD '93)!. Congratulations!
  • 01/29/2020 - 3rd Annual Family Law Summer Internship Fair

    ​​Boye Akinwande (Cook County Office of the Public Guardian), Michael Alvarado (Davis Friedman), Advisory Board Member Andrea Belard (Legal Aid Society), Gina Crumble (Cook County Assistant State’s Attorney’s Office – Juvenile Justice Bureau), Trina Smith (Cook County Public Defender – Juvenile Justice Division), Erin Wilson (The Law Office of...
  • 11/07/2019 - Annual Family Law Symposium – The New American Family

    While the traditional model of the American family has been evolving over the last century, recent cultural, legislative, and case law changes served as the impetus for the SDF Family Law Center’s annual full day symposium on the 'New American Family'. Through various panel discussions with experts in the field, panelists and attendees explored the values and culture shifts of the former...
  • 11/06/2019 - Judge's Lunch and Learn on Division of Embryos in Family Law Cases

    ​​​Cook County Domestic Relations Judges were invited to hear Prof. Susan Crokin, the O’Neill Institute Legal Scholar at Georgetown University Law Center, principal of Crockin Law & Policy Group, PLLC, and frequent national speaker on artificial reproductive technology (ART) law, present on the interesting legal topic of embryos division and allocation. Prof. Crokin discussed the legal...
  • 10/25/2019 - Girls in Crisis - Part: II

    The SDF Family Law Center partnered with the Illinois State Bar Association’s Standing Committee on Women & the Law in hosting a second seminar on how to help girls combat human trafficking, abuse and neglect, and the juvenile justice system within Illinois. Attendees learned about the roles played by different entities within the child welfare and juvenile justice system; the unique problems...
  • 10/25/2019 - The Evolution of Dissolution – Navigating the Shifting Landscape of Divorce

    ​Although modern-day couples looking to divorce have options ranging from mediation and self-representation to collaborative law and litigation, one thing remains constant; a good divorce, under any process, goes beyond the law to address the social, emotional, psychological needs, goals and interests of each party. The SDF Family Law Center collaborated with Berger Schatz in hosting a thoughtful...

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