CLE - DePaul's Schiller DuCanto & Fleck Family Law Center's 1st Annual Family Law Symposium

Please join DePaul College of Law's Schiller DuCanto & Fleck Family Law Center for its First Annual Family Law Symposium: Making Non-Adversarial Proceedings a Reality: The Evolution and Impact of ADR in Child & Family Law Cases.  
Below is the schedule for the symposium:
8:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.: Breakfast & Registration/Check-In

9:00 a.m. to 9:15 a.m.: Welcome, DePaul College of Law Dean Jennifer Rosato Perea

9:15 a.m.-9:45 a.m.: Featured Speaker: The Honorable Grace G. Dickler, Presiding Judge of the Cook County Domestic Relations Division

9:45 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.: Panel #1: The Use of Mediation and Arbitration in Child & Family Law Cases: Challenges and Successes

Panelists: Cookie Levitz, Supervisor, Circuit Court of Cook County, Family Mediation Services; Susan Storcel, Director, Circuit Court of Cook County, Child Protection Mediation & Facilitation Program; and Jeffrey Brend, Arbitrator & Financial Mediator, Levin & Brend, P.C. 

Moderator: The Honorable Karen G. Shields (Ret.), Mediator & Arbitrator, JAMS

10:45 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.: Break

11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.: Panel #2: Emerging Models for Effective Problem-Solving in Child & Family Law Cases: Collaborative Law, Parenting Coordination, and Restorative Justice

Panelists: Sandra Crawford, Collaborative Law Attorney, Mediator, Trainer, Co-Founder of Trainers for the Advancement of Collaborative Practice, Inc. and former President of the Collaborative Law Institute of Illinois; Brian James, Mediator and Parenting Coordinator, C.E.L. & Associates, Inc.; and The Honorable Martha A. Mills (Ret.), Former Supervising Judge, Circuit Court of Cook County Parentage and Child Support Court and DePaul's Restorative Justice Pilot Project

Moderator: Patrick Kalscheur, Schiller DuCanto & Fleck LLP

12:00 p.m. to 12:30 p.m.: Closing Address: Andrew Schepard, Professor and Senior Associate Dean, Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University

12:30 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.: Lunch & Final Q&A 

Complimentary continental breakfast and lunch provided. Questions? Please contact Family Law Center Director Cheryl Price at


DePaul University College of Law is an accredited CLE provider.  This event has been approved for up to 3.0 general CLE credits.

Thursday, March 3, 2016 at 8:30am to 1:00pm

DePaul Center (DPC), 8005
1 E Jackson Blvd

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