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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.

  • 05/10/2022 - Family Law Clinic Clients Find Favor in Divorce Proceedings

    ​​ The DePaul College of Law Family Law Clinic provides legal assistance with marriage, divorce, invalidity of marriage, legal separation, parentage, and adoption through a partnership with Chicago Volunteer Legal Services (“CVLS”). All work in the Family Law Clinic (“Clinic”) is performed under the supervision of Clinic co-directors Profs. Phil Mohr...
  • 07/01/2021 - Schiller DuCanto & Fleck Family Law Center Advisory Board Annoucements

    ​​​​DePaul Law is excited to announce the incoming Chair of the Schiller DuCanto & Fleck Family Law Center Advisory Board, Lisa Nelson (JD '93), and the incoming Vice-Chair, Diana López!​DePaul University College of Law’s Schiller DuCanto & Fleck Family Law Center Advisory Board welcomes Chidinma Ahukanna, The Law Offices of Jonathan Merel, P.C., Boye Akinwande, Cook County Office of...
  • 02/15/2021 - Domestic Relations Division's Self-Represented Litigants Assistance Program Launched

    ​​The Schiller DuCanto & Fleck Family Law Center and the Pro Bono & Community Service Initiative are excited to launch the Domestic Relations Division's Self-Represented Litigants Assistance Program, a brand new remote pro bono project with the Cook County Circuit Court Domestic Relations Division. Starting in February, volunteer law students will be assigned to a...
  • 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. ...
  • 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!
  • 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...
  • 09/26/2019 - 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 parentage cases to the majority of DePaul’s family law students over lunch.  She covered everything from the birth of the child, the initial filing, determining parentage, and entering a final child support order and parenting time order. ​

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