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Family Law Center’s 2018 Spring Semester Programs

Family Law Center’s 2018 Spring Semester Programs

Kathryn C. Liss, Director of the Schiller DuCanto & Fleck Family Law Center  /  08/06/2018  /  Posted in: Family Law, Student News  /  Twitter  /  Facebook

The Family Law Center organized a variety of programs and service projects for students as well as the legal community over the course of... read more

Law Students Spend Spring Break Making a Difference at the Cook County Juvenile Temporary Detention Center

Law Students Spend Spring Break Making a Difference at the Cook County Juvenile Temporary Detention Center

DePaul University College of Law  /  03/23/2017  /  Posted in: Family Law  /  Twitter  /  Facebook

A devoted cadre of twelve law students volunteered for the College of Law’s annual Juvenile Temporary Detention Center Spring... read more

International Women’s Day Film Screening & Panel Discussion

International Women’s Day Film Screening & Panel Discussion

DePaul University College of Law  /  03/01/2017  /  Posted in: Family Law  /  Twitter  /  Facebook

The Schiller DuCanto & Fleck Family Law Center & SHALVA are partnering to host a film screening and panel discussion of NO WAY OUT... read more

DePaul College of Law partners with Illinois Legal Aid Online to host legal answers pro bono clinic housing and family law

DePaul College of Law partners with Illinois Legal Aid Online to host legal answers pro bono clinic housing and family law

DePaul University College of Law  /  02/28/2017  /  Posted in: Family Law, Pro Bono and Community Service, Public Interest Law  /  Twitter  /  Facebook

DePaul’s Schiller DuCanto & Fleck Family Law Center, Center for Public Interest Law, and Pro Bono & Community Service Initiative... read more

Family Law Center Hosts Distinguished Lecture on Child Welfare Reform

Family Law Center Hosts Distinguished Lecture on Child Welfare Reform

DePaul University College of Law  /  02/16/2017  /  Posted in: Family Law  /  Twitter  /  Facebook

DePaul’s Schiller DuCanto & Fleck Family Law Center recently held a Distinguished Lecture featuring guest speaker George H. Sheldon,... read more

Family Law Center events focus on child custody and collaborative divorce

Family Law Center events focus on child custody and collaborative divorce

DePaul University College of Law  /  12/08/2016  /  Posted in: Family Law  /  Twitter  /  Facebook

DePaul's Schiller DuCanto & Fleck Family Law Center hosted two Learn-N-Learn events in November. The first featured James... read more

Family Law Center hosts annual panel on practicing family law

Family Law Center hosts annual panel on practicing family law

DePaul University College of Law  /  12/02/2016  /  Posted in: Family Law  /  Twitter  /  Facebook

DePaul University College of Law’s Schiller DuCanto & Fleck Family Law Center held its annual panel on the practice of family law... read more

Family law center teaches students about public service and child advocacy work

Family law center teaches students about public service and child advocacy work

DePaul University College of Law  /  11/01/2016  /  Posted in: Family Law, Pro Bono and Community Service, Public Interest Law  /  Twitter  /  Facebook

DePaul University College of Law's Schiller DuCanto & Fleck Family Law Center joined with the Center for Public Interest... read more

Alumna Jochner discusses fee shifting in marital dissolution cases

Alumna Jochner discusses fee shifting in marital dissolution cases

DePaul University College of Law  /  10/25/2016  /  Posted in: Alumni News, Family Law  /  Twitter  /  Facebook

The Schiller DuCanto & Fleck Family Law Center's October Lunch-N-Learn program focused on fee shifting in marital dissolution cases... read more

Family law center helps students understand new Illinois Parentage Act

Family law center helps students understand new Illinois Parentage Act

DePaul University College of Law  /  10/06/2016  /  Posted in: Alumni News, Family Law  /  Twitter  /  Facebook

Family law attorney and alumna C​olleen Hurley (JD ’14) presented on interpreting the newly revised Illinois Parentage Act during a... read more

Alumnus Roger White inspires students to make a difference in family law

Alumnus Roger White inspires students to make a difference in family law

DePaul University College of Law  /  09/24/2016  /  Posted in: Alumni News, Family Law  /  Twitter  /  Facebook

DePaul’s Schiller DuCanto & Fleck Family Law Center hosted Roger White from White Scott & White, for an informal discussion... read more

DePaul welcomes family law focused students and professionals

DePaul welcomes family law focused students and professionals

DePaul University College of Law  /  09/09/2016  /  Posted in: Family Law  /  Twitter  /  Facebook

DePaul University College of Law's Schiller DuCanto & Fleck Family Law Center and the Child & Family Law Association combined to... read more

Attorney panel offers advice on career path in family law

Attorney panel offers advice on career path in family law

DePaul University College of Law  /  04/18/2016  /  Posted in: Family Law, Student News  /  Twitter  /  Facebook

Family law attorneys shared career experiences, advice on practicing family law and tips on... read more

DePaul students team up for service project at detention center

DePaul students team up for service project at detention center

DePaul University College of Law  /  04/08/2016  /  Posted in: Family Law  /  Twitter  /  Facebook

DePaul law and graduate counseling students spent five days at the Cook County Juvenile Temporary Detention Center (JTDC)... read more

​​​​​Family Law Center Hot Topic speaker Professor Shari Motro discusses new article

​​​​​Family Law Center Hot Topic speaker Professor Shari Motro discusses new article

DePaul University College of Law  /  03/11/2016  /  Posted in: Family Law  /  Twitter  /  Facebook

DePaul's Schiller DuCanto & Fleck Family Law Center invited Professor Shari Motro from the University of Richmond... read more

Family law symposium highlights experts in alternative dispute resolution

Family law symposium highlights experts in alternative dispute resolution

DePaul University College of Law  /  03/09/2016  /  Posted in: Family Law  /  Twitter  /  Facebook

​​​​​The Schiller DuCanto & Fleck Family Law Center​ hosted a series of expert panels on alternative dispute resolution (ADR) for... read more

Professor Martin Shelby inspires at January Lunch-n-Learn

Professor Martin Shelby inspires at January Lunch-n-Learn

Schiller DuCanto & Fleck Family Law Center  /  01/25/2016  /  Posted in: Family Law, Public Interest Law  /  Twitter  /  Facebook

Assistant Professor Cary Martin Shelby shared her experience growing up in foster care at the Schiller DuCanto & Fleck Family... read more

Family law practitioners panel draws a large crowd

Family law practitioners panel draws a large crowd

DePaul University College of Law  /  11/03/2015  /  Posted in: Family Law  /  Twitter  /  Facebook

​​​​​The Schiller DuCanto & Fleck Family Law Center hosted a panel event on Thursday, October 29 during the lunch hour,... read more

Schiller DuCanto & Fleck Family Law Center Kicks Off Lunch & Learn Series with Presentation on Assisted Reproductive Technology Law

Schiller DuCanto & Fleck Family Law Center Kicks Off Lunch & Learn Series with Presentation on Assisted Reproductive Technology Law

Schiller DuCanto & Fleck Family Law Center  /  09/28/2015  /  Posted in: Family Law  /  Twitter  /  Facebook

The College of Law’s Schiller DuCanto & Fleck Family Law Center hosted its first Lunch & Learn event of the year on Thursday,... read more

CPIL hosts panel discussion on gender and pregnancy discrimination

CPIL hosts panel discussion on gender and pregnancy discrimination

Center for Public Interest Law  /  05/28/2015  /  Posted in: Family Law, Public Interest Law  /  Twitter  /  Facebook

​​​When it comes to comparing maternity leave and paid-time off with other countries, the United States ranks close to last. The Center for... read more

PBCSI organizes first Donate-A-Day of the school year

PBCSI organizes first Donate-A-Day of the school year

DePaul University College of Law  /  10/01/2014  /  Posted in: Family Law, Public Interest Law  /  Twitter  /  Facebook

The Pro Bono and Community Service Initiative (PBCSI) teamed up with DePaul College of Law’s Child and Family Law Association to host... read more

Juvenile law leaders share career advice

Juvenile law leaders share career advice

Center for Public Interest Law  /  05/08/2014  /  Posted in: Alumni News, Family Law, Public Interest Law, Student News  /  Twitter  /  Facebook

Students interested in juvenile law learned about careers in this area during a recent Center for Public Interest Law (CPIL) event.... read more

Professor Deborah Tuerkheimer to discuss new book on shaken baby syndrome

Professor Deborah Tuerkheimer to discuss new book on shaken baby syndrome

DePaul University College of Law  /  05/05/2014  /  Posted in: Family Law, Faculty News  /  Twitter  /  Facebook

For decades, attorneys have used shaken baby syndrome, or SBS, as proof that a caretaker murdered a child. However, the medical community’s... read more

Professor Tuerkheimer weighs in on exonerations for TIME magazine

Professor Tuerkheimer weighs in on exonerations for TIME magazine

DePaul University College of Law  /  03/18/2014  /  Posted in: Family Law, Faculty News  /  Twitter  /  Facebook

In opinion piece "The Changing Face of Exonerations" for TIME magazine online, Professor Deborah Tuerkheimer said,... read more

Center for Legal Justice: Building a new model

Center for Legal Justice: Building a new model

DePaul University College of Law  /  12/20/2013  /  Posted in: Alumni News, Family Law, Human Rights Law, Public Interest Law  /  Twitter  /  Facebook

Rose Rivera (JD ’09) built the Center for Legal Justice from a model she’d been quietly hatching for years. Rivera entered law school... read more

Legal service representatives highlight benefits of pro bono work

Legal service representatives highlight benefits of pro bono work

Center for Public Interest Law  /  12/11/2013  /  Posted in: Public Interest Law, Alumni News, Family Law, Pro Bono and Community Service  /  Twitter  /  Facebook

The Pro Bono & Community Service Initiative, joined by the Center for Public Interest Law, the Schiller DuCanto & Fleck Family Law... read more

DePaul students help homeless prepare for winter, share in Thanksgiving luncheon at St. Vincent de Paul Center

DePaul students help homeless prepare for winter, share in Thanksgiving luncheon at St. Vincent de Paul Center

Center for Public Interest Law  /  12/03/2013  /  Posted in: Public Interest Law, Family Law, Pro Bono and Community Service, Student News  /  Twitter  /  Facebook

In mid-November, DePaul law students and the Pro Bono Community Service Initiative (PBCSI) joined nearly 1,000 other regional volunteers... read more

From convicted youth gang member to having conviction

From convicted youth gang member to having conviction

Schiller DuCanto & Fleck Family Law Center  /  10/29/2013  /  Posted in: Family Law  /  Twitter  /  Facebook

Xavier McElrath-Bey has a remarkable story to tell. Imprisoned for first degree murder at age 13, he's now in his 30s with a... read more

Summer Public Interest Jobs and Funding Information Session Gives Students a Head Start on Summer Jobs

Summer Public Interest Jobs and Funding Information Session Gives Students a Head Start on Summer Jobs

Center for Public Interest Law  /  10/16/2013  /  Posted in: Family Law, Public Interest Law, Student News  /  Twitter  /  Facebook

On Wednesday, October 9, 2013, the Center for Public Interest Law (CPIL), the Public Interest Law Association (PILA) and Law Career Services... read more

Service fair helps law students learn about volunteer opportunities

Service fair helps law students learn about volunteer opportunities

Center for Public Interest Law  /  09/26/2013  /  Posted in: Family Law, Pro Bono and Community Service, Public Interest Law, Student News  /  Twitter  /  Facebook

DePaul law students are known for their commitment to service and public interest work so it was no surprise that the Fall Student... read more

Raphael discusses new book on acquaintance rape

Raphael discusses new book on acquaintance rape

Schiller DuCanto & Fleck Family Law Center  /  09/19/2013  /  Posted in: Family Law, Faculty News  /  Twitter  /  Facebook

Jody Raphael, author, national researcher and senior research fellow at the Schiller DuCanto & Fleck Family Law Center, met law... read more

Alumna named Lawyer of the Year by DuPage County Bar Association

Alumna named Lawyer of the Year by DuPage County Bar Association

DePaul University College of Law  /  05/14/2013  /  Posted in: Alumni News, Family Law  /  Twitter  /  Facebook

Wendy Musielak (BUS '99, JD '03) was named DuPage County Bar Association's Lawyer of the Year in recognition of her... read more

CPIL works with restorative justice leaders for final skills series

CPIL works with restorative justice leaders for final skills series

Center for Public Interest Law  /  04/29/2013  /  Posted in: Family Law, Student News, Public Interest Law  /  Twitter  /  Facebook

The Center for Public Interest Law concluded the yearlong Public Interest Legal Skills Series with a three session restorative justice... read more

Jody Raphael honored with 2013 Gertz award

Jody Raphael honored with 2013 Gertz award

DePaul University College of Law  /  04/25/2013  /  Posted in: Family Law, Human Rights Law, Faculty News  /  Twitter  /  Facebook

DePaul College of Law's Jody Raphael has been named the 2013 recipient of the Illinois State Bar Association's Human Rights... read more

Senior Research Fellow Jody Raphael opens discussion on acquaintance rape

Senior Research Fellow Jody Raphael opens discussion on acquaintance rape

DePaul University College of Law  /  03/21/2013  /  Posted in: Family Law  /  Twitter  /  Facebook

DePaul University Schiller DuCanto & Fleck Family Law Center Senior Research Fellow Jody Raphael's new book "Rape is... read more

Family law hosts 10th anniversary lecture with Sheriff Tom Dart

Family law hosts 10th anniversary lecture with Sheriff Tom Dart

DePaul University College of Law  /  02/08/2013  /  Posted in: Family Law  /  Twitter  /  Facebook

On Wednesday, February 13, the Schiller DuCanto & Fleck Family Law Center will celebrate its 10th anniversary with the 10th annual... read more