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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...
  • 02/18/2022 - Donate-a-Day at a local Animal Shelter

    Nine student volunteers spent the afternoon helping make toys for animals temporarily living at a Chicago animal shelter.  This event was co-sponsored by DePaul’s Pro Bono and Community Service Initiative, Schiller DuCanto & Fleck Family Law Center, and Center for Animal Law as part of Animal Protection Awareness Week.  ​
  • 02/17/2022 - Protecting your Pet in Domestic Violence Cases Webinar

    ​​As part of Animal Protection Awareness Week, the Schiller DuCanto & Fleck Family Law Center and Center for Animal Law cosponsored a live webinar to over 50 attendees about protecting pets in domestic violence cases.  Dr. Rhonda DeLong (DePaul University College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences) addressed how pets connect to their families, how pets are impacted by domestic...
  • 02/14/2022 - Pet Allocation in Divorce and Separation Cases

    ​​​Animal Protection Awareness Week started with attorneys Tania K. Harvey and Heather Smith Grattan talking with 11 family law students about the topic of pet allocation in divorces and separation cases.  This program was co-sponsored by The Schiller DuCanto & Fleck Family Law Center and the Center for Animal Law.  ​
  • 01/31/2022 - CFLA Speed Networking Event

    The SDF Family Law Center sponsored DePaul’s Child & Family Law Association’s annual Speed Networking Event where approximately 25 students were able to connect in small groups with 10 family law attorneys in the Chicagoland area. 
  • 01/27/2022 - 5th Annual Family Law Summer Internship Fair

    ​ Advisory Board Member Boye Akinwande (Cook County Office of the Public Guardian), Mitch Dean (The Law Office of Jonathan Merel, P.C.), Kerry Hamill (Cook County Office of the Public Guardian), Brad Kaye (The Law Office of Jonathan Merel, P.C.), Advisory Board Member Marcellus Moore (Child Advocate Law Group), Advisory Board...
  • 11/16/2021 - Child & Family Law Association Associate-Alumni Panel

    ​​The SDF Family Law Center sponsored DePaul’s Child & Family Law Association’s Associate-Alumni Panel where recent DePaul alumni discussed their life after graduation. 
  • 10/29/2021 - Sixth Annual Attorney & Student Legal Answers Pro Bono Family Law & Housing Clinic

    ​The SDF Family Law Center partnered with the Center for Public Interest Law and the Pro Bono & Community Service Initiative to host its sixth annual Attorney & Student Legal Answers Pro Bono Family Law & Housing Clinic with Public Interest Law Initiative (PILI).  Attorneys and law students participated in the clinic and worked together to research and answer family law and...
  • 10/28/2021 - Child & Family Law Association Attorney Q & A

    ​​The SDF Family Law Center sponsored DePaul’s Child & Family Law Association’s Attorney Q&A panel where students were able to meet with attorneys and ask questions about their paths and practice. ​
  • 10/08/2021 - Annual Family Law Symposium – A Deep Dive into Domestic Violence Representation

    ​​​This year’s two-day Family Law Symposium centered on the premise that while domestic violence representation changed over the last year due to COVID, the need for strong advocacy in cases with domestic violence remains absolutely necessary.  Prof. D. Kelly Weisberg of University of California Hastings College of Law was the Symposium Keynote Speaker and focused her presentation...

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