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2023 Schiller DuCanto & Fleck Family Law Center Symposium

​​​A Practitioner's Guide to Navigating Child Protective Services in Illinois 

2023 Family Law Symposium

October 10, 2023

10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

DePaul Center 8005 and Online

The 2023 Family Law Symposium will center on gaining a deeper understanding of Illinois child protective services with respect to the child, as well as to the representation of one or both parents in these cases.

This interdisciplinary event will address:

  • The thought process and understanding children undergo when child protective services becomes involved 

  • Child development and the impact of the legal system on a child’s development 

  • What happens when the Department of Child & Family Services (DCFS) receives child abuse allegations and how an investigation is handled 

  • Practical tools to help parties address child abuse allegations and work to ensure the safety of a child 

  • What constitutes serious endangerment to a child 

  • When and how parenting time should be restricted and how does that occur when protective services is involved 

  • What happens in court when child abuse allegations are made and investigations are underway 

  • Possible findings by DCFS and their meaning 

  • How to properly file and effectively litigate an administrative appeal 

  • How a child successfully exits protective services  


Please register for this event by October 8, 2023.

The Symposium will be presented in person and online. There is a room cap of 100 in-person attendees, and online participants will receive a link to view the presentation just ahead of the event.   No proof of vaccination is required of in-person guests and masks are optional.  

DePaul University College of Law is an accredited Illinois MCLE provider.  This program has been approved for up to 4.25 hours of general CLE credit.  

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