DePaul Law News

Alumni Spotlight: Robin B. Wagner (JD '14)

Alumni Spotlight: Robin B. Wagner (JD '14)

Wagner is an attorney at Pitt, McGehee Palmer & Rivers.

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Diana H. Psarras

Alumni Spotlight: Diana H. Psarras (LAS ’00, JD ’04)

Psarras is a shareholder at Robbins, Salomon & Patt, Ltd.

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Schiller DuCanto & Fleck Family Law Center Advisory Board Elections

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.... read more

SDF Family Law Center's 4th Annual Legal Answers Clinic

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... read more

Violence Awareness Week - Feb 10-14, 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... read more

Schiller DuCanto & Fleck Family Law Center Incoming Chair and Vice-Chair

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.... read more

3rd Annual Family Law Summer Internship Fair

3rd Annual Family Law Summer Internship Fair

​​Boye Akinwande (Cook County Office of the Public Guardian), Michael Alvarado (Davis Friedman), Advisory Board... read more

Annual Family Law Symposium – The New American Family

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... read more

Judge's Lunch and Learn on Division of Embryos in Family Law Cases

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... read more

Girls in Crisis - Part: II

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... read more

The Evolution of Dissolution – Navigating the Shifting Landscape of Divorce

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... read more

How to Establish a Parentage Case

How to Establish a Parentage Case

SDF Family Law Advisory Board Member Colleen Hurley (Lavelle Law, Ltd.) returned to DePaul to present her second annual talk on... read more

Creating Sanctuary from Violence – T-Visas, Trafficking, & Trauma

Creating Sanctuary from Violence – T-Visas, Trafficking, & Trauma

​​​The SDF Family Law Center collaborated with the Jewish Community Against Sex Trafficking and Helen Tarokic Law PLLC to host a full day... read more

Annual Family Law Welcome Reception

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... read more

Yoga Class

Yoga Class

To help ease students’ stress and anxiety during finals, the SDF Family Law Center hosted a yoga class with Student Affairs.  After... read more

Implications of Technology & Social Media for Domestic Violence & Family Law Cases

Implications of Technology & Social Media for Domestic Violence & Family Law Cases

​​​​​The SDF Family Law Center invited Zoe Armiros (Our Family Wizard) to talk with students and practitioners about how... read more

Annual Spring Break Cook County Juvenile Temporary Detention Center Service Project, March 25-29, 2019

Annual Spring Break Cook County Juvenile Temporary Detention Center Service Project, March 25-29, 2019

​The SDF Family Law Center continued in its partnership with the Center for Public Interest Law and the Pro Bono & Community Service... read more

3rd Annual DePaul Alumni and Student Legal Answers Pro Bono Clinic Day in Family and Housing Law with Illinois Legal Aid Online

3rd Annual DePaul Alumni and Student Legal Answers Pro Bono Clinic Day in Family and Housing Law with Illinois Legal Aid Online

​​​​​The SDF Family Law Center partnered with the Center for Public Interest Law and the Pro Bono & Community Service Initiative to host... read more

Representing High-Profile Athletes in Family Law Cases

Representing High-Profile Athletes in Family Law Cases

​​Family Law Advisory Board Members Brendan Hammer (Berger Schatz) and Michael Sevin (Beermann LLP) talked with... read more

Human Trafficking Awareness Week, Feb 11-15, 2019

Human Trafficking Awareness Week, Feb 11-15, 2019

The SDF Family Law Center hosted multiple events in collaboration with the Vincent G. Rinn Law Library, Center for Public Interest Law,... read more

2nd Annual Family Law Summer Internship Fair

2nd Annual Family Law Summer Internship Fair

​​​SDF Family Law Advisory Board Member Andrea Belard (Legal Aid Society), Brandy Brixy (Cook County Public Defender –... read more

Ethical Issues in Family Law

Ethical Issues in Family Law

SDF Family Law Advisory Board Member Stacy Freeman (Beattie Freeman Onorato Family Law Group) and her partner Nicole... read more

Annual Family Law Symposium – The Effects of Substance Abuse and Domestic Violence on Children of Addicted Parents

Annual Family Law Symposium – The Effects of Substance Abuse and Domestic Violence on Children of Addicted Parents

The SDF Family Law Center hosted a full day symposium featuring Jerry Moe, the National Director of the Children’s Program at the Betty... read more

Family Law Judges Reception

Family Law Judges Reception

​​The SDF Family Law Center collaborated with Ledded Ltd. to host a Judge’s Reception for all of Cook County Domestic Relations... read more

Annual Family Law Welcome Reception - 15th Anniversary

Annual Family Law Welcome Reception - 15th Anniversary

The SDF Family Law Center hosted its annual Family Law Welcome Reception as well as celebrated its 15th anniversary at DePaul.... read more

Caring for the Baby Boomer Generation - A Growing Area of Law

Caring for the Baby Boomer Generation - A Growing Area of Law

SDF Family Law Advisory Board Member Brandon Peck (Peck Ritchey, LLC) met with law students to talk about the growing practice... read more

Establishing a Parentage Case

Establishing a Parentage Case

SDF Family Law Advisory Board Member Colleen Hurley (Lavelle Law, Ltd.) presented to all of DePaul’s family law students on... read more

Time’s Up – How to Have a Safe Office Relationship in 2018

Time’s Up – How to Have a Safe Office Relationship in 2018

The SDF Family Law Center hosted a joint program with the Chicago Bar Association’s Alliance for Women on office... read more

Family Law Center’s 2018 Spring Semester Programs

Family Law Center’s 2018 Spring Semester Programs

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

Who Gets the Pet in a Divorce?

Who Gets the Pet in a Divorce?

Erika Wyatt (Schiller DuCanto & Fleck LLP) presented to law students and practitioners about the recent change in the Illinois... read more

Why Legalizing Prostitution Promotes Sex Trafficking

Why Legalizing Prostitution Promotes Sex Trafficking

​​​Prof. Jody Raphael (DePaul Senior Research Fellow) and Kaethe Morris Hoffer (Chicago Alliance Against Sexual Exploitation)... read more

Annual Spring Break Cook County Juvenile Temporary Detention Center Service Project, March 12-16, 2018

Annual Spring Break Cook County Juvenile Temporary Detention Center Service Project, March 12-16, 2018

SDF The Family Law Center partnered with the Center for Public Interest Law, University Ministry in the Loop, and the Pro Bono &... read more

Mental Health Within the Legal Profession – Dispelling Myths and Addressing Facts

Mental Health Within the Legal Profession – Dispelling Myths and Addressing Facts

​​​Jonathan Beitner (President of the Illinois Lawyers’ Assistance Program Associate Board and Associate at Jenner & Block LLP)... read more

2nd Annual DePaul Alumni & Student Legal Answers Pro Bono Clinic Day in Family & Housing Law with Illinois Legal Aid Online

2nd Annual DePaul Alumni & Student Legal Answers Pro Bono Clinic Day in Family & Housing Law with Illinois Legal Aid Online

​​​The SDF Family Law Center partnered with the Center for Public Interest Law and the Pro Bono & Community Service Initiative to host... read more

Careers in Elder Law Panel

Careers in Elder Law Panel

​​Hon. Susan Kennedy Sullivan, Wendy Cappelletto (Office of the Cook County Public Guardian Adult Guardianship Division), Mallory... read more

Distinguished Lecture Event in Child & Family Law

Distinguished Lecture Event in Child & Family Law

​​The SDF Family Law Center’s distinguished lecture featured Lynn Rosenthal, former White House Advisor on Violence Against Women under... read more

Love Shouldn’t Hurt

Love Shouldn’t Hurt

​​Kathleen Doherty (Chicago Metropolitan Battered Women’s Network) presented on the important legal area of domestic violence to our... read more

Inaugural Family Law Summer Internship Fair

Inaugural Family Law Summer Internship Fair

​​Rae Kryitsi (Center for Conflict Resolution), Rachel Johnson (Chicago Alliance Against Sexual Exploitation), Líadan... 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

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

​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’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’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'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’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'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

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

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’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'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

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 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'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

​​​​​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

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

​​​​​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

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

​​​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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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 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

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