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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.

  • 10/21/2020 - Parentage Under Illinois Law

    ​​​SDF Family Law Advisory Board Member Colleen Breems (Lavelle Law, Ltd.) returned to DePaul to present her third annual talk on parentage cases to DePaul’s family law students.  She covered everything from the birth of the child, the initial filing, determining parentage, as well as entering a final child support order and parenting time order.
  • 10/13/2020 - Annual Family Law Symposium – The Current State of Elder Law

    The multifaceted area of elder law is rapidly evolving, especially due to the impact of COVID-19.  Through various panel discussions with experts in the field, panelists and attendees explored hot topics within elder law and how the pandemic has impacted the practice of elder law.  Specifically, attendees and panelists addressed how family law and elder law intersect (presented by...
  • 09/24/2020 - Domestic Violence Advocacy During COVID19

    ​​​​​Advisory Board Member Danielle Parisi Ruffatto (Ascend Justice), Loren Gutierrez (Legal Aid Society), and Renata Stiehl (Metropolitan Family Services) joined our students and the legal community for a discussion on how COVID-19 has impacted domestic violence advocacy, what it's like to practice in this area now, and the legal community's response to the pandemic.  This event was...
  • 09/03/2020 - Annual Family Law Welcome Reception

    ​​​​Each year, the Schiller DuCanto & Fleck Family Law Center hosts a Family Law Welcome Reception in the beginning of the fall semester to kick off the year.  This year, our event was virtual for the first time ever and it was well attended by 49 of our family law students as well as practitioners in the Chicago legal community.  As always, this reception remains a wonderful...
  • 07/27/2020 - Annual Family Law Symposium - The Current State of Elder Law

    ​ Through various panel discussions with experts in the field, panelists and attendees will explore multiple facets of elder law, including:Fundamentals of Elder Law and its Intersection with Family LawLearn the fundamentals of elder law, including how elder and family law intersect, in order to best counsel clients and family members facing legal issues.Advance Directives...
  • 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...

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