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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.

  • 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...
  • 09/27/2021 - Skill Series: Interviewing Clients & Intake Training

    ​9/27/2021 & 10/4/2021 - The SDF Family Law Center partnered with the Center for Public Interest Law and Chicago Volunteer Legal Services (CVLS) to help students gain an understanding of the process of conducting a productive client interview by gathering all important information and organizing that information into a well-drafted case memo for attorney review.  Thirteen student...
  • 09/21/2021 - Cook County Child Protection Division Information Session

    ​Several students met with the following Assistant State’s Attorneys from the Cook County State's Attorney's Child Protection Division to learn more about their externship program and postgraduate positions:  Mary Joly, Robert Rodemeyer, Gina Crumble, and Shawn Eddings Levesque.​​​
  • 09/01/2021 - Annual Family Law Reception

    Each year, the Schiller DuCanto & Fleck Family Law Center hosts a Family Law Welcome Reception in the beginning of the fall semester to kick off the year.  This year, it was well attended by our family law students as well as practitioners in the Chicago legal community.  As always, this reception remains a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the start of our academic year, learn more...
  • 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...
  • 04/07/2021 - Using Tech to Help Family Law Clients Struggling with Alcohol Addiction

    ​​Mike  Fonseca (Soberlink) and Danielle Kestnbaum (Our Family Wizard) presented to DePaul family law students and the legal community on the important topic of how modern technology can help parties going through a divorce or separation while struggling with alcohol addiction. Both students and attorneys learned not only about the tech aspect, but also how to best advise...
  • 03/02/2021 - Planning for the Future: Medical and Legal Components of End of Life Decisions​​​

    ​​​Mitha Rao (Rao Legal, LLC) and Dr. Anuj Shah (Heartland Health Centers) met with our students and legal community to provide ​a thought-provoking discussion on the importance of estate planning and incapacity planning.  They also talked about challenges health care providers face when treating patients without decision making capacity and no estate plans in place. The...

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