THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY
DOMESTIC RELATIONS DIVISION
CHILD REPRESENTATIVE CONTINUING LEGAL EDUCATION SEMINARS
All 2017 seminars are held in Courtroom 1905 of the Richard J. Daley Center and run from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., unless otherwise indicated. Seminars are generally held on the third Wednesday of every month.
In order to maintain eligibility on the approved Child Representative list, three (3) seminar credits must be acquired each year. In addition, we are an accredited Illinois MCLE provider.
February 15, 2017 – How to Deal with Pro Se Litigants/Parentage Cases
Judge Ellen Flannigan
Lisa K. Nelson, Supervising Atty Domestic Relations Division, Office of Cook County Public Guardian
Laura Vallejo,Supervising Atty Parentage/Chicago Legal Clinic
David Pasulka, Attorney-at-Law
March 15, 2017 – Guidance for Child Reps When Children are Ill or Disabled
Dr. Kelly Lowry, PsyD, Lurie Children’s Hospital
Mark Shouger, Ronald McDonald House, House Director
May 18, 2017 – Helicopter Parents vs. Free Range Parents-Who’s Right?
Dr. Bennett L. Leventhal, MD
**Please note this seminar is being held on the 3rd Thursday of May
June 21, 2017 – Issues and Ethical Considerations for Attorneys Who Represent Children
Hon. Karen J. Bowes
Mr. James J. Grogan, ARDC Deputy Administrator/ Chief Counsel
Annette M. Fernholz, Attorney-at-Law
July 19, 2017 – Is 50/50 Parenting Realistic Even for Best Parents?
Hon. Mark Lopez
Dr. Louis J. Kraus, MD
Jacalyn Birnbaum, Attorney-at-Law
September 20, 2017 – Restrictions to Parenting
Hon. John T. Carr
Dr. Alan M. Jaffe, Psy.D.
Joel Levin, Attorney-at-Law
October 18, 2017 – Non-Traditional Models for High Conflict Cases
Gwenn Waldman, LCPC
David Levy, Attorney-at-Law
Dr. Rebecca Bailey, PhD, Transitioning Families
November 15, 2017 – Military/Veteran Issues
Brian Clauss, Executive Director, Veteran’s Legal Support Center & Clinic
Terrence Benshoof, Attorney-at-Law
William Wigoda, Attorney-at-Law