Basic Interdisciplinary Collaborative Practice Training 2018

  • 09/28/2018
  • 9:00 AM
  • 09/29/2018
  • 4:30 PM
  • Lewis University (1111 W. 22nd St., Oak Brook, IL 60523)


Registration is closed

Collaborative Practice (the newer approach to family law) differs from litigation, pre-trial settlement, and even divorce mediation. It involves a Collaborative team approach in which three types of professionals join forces—without reliance on threats, demands, or the court—to support a couple through the divorce process and toward a new post-divorce relationship and way of life. Attorneys, mental health professionals, and financial professionals---attend and learn the important, yet subtle ways in which each of their roles in a Collaborative divorce differs from their more traditional roles. Join us in learning about this dynamic, empowering, and effective model of practice.

Trainers - Experienced and knowledgeable CLII Fellows serve as trainers. All have been thoroughly trained to instruct in Collaborative Practice and all have extensive professional experience in the Collaborative specific to Illinois:

  • Anna Bush, JD, Bush & Heise, Barrington
  • Bill Keffer, CDFA, Keffer Financial Planning, Oak Park
  • Jeff Kostis, CDFA, JK Financial Planning, Vernon Hills
  • Anne Chestney Mudd, JD, Law Offices of Anne Chestney Mudd, Western Springs 
  • Gail Petrich, JD, PsyD, Chicago
  • Kathryn Somers, JD, DiGiacomo Somers, Northfield
  • Jason Sposeep, JD, Schiller DuCanto & Fleck, Chicago
  • Sasha Von Varga, LCSW, Collaborators, Inc., Northfield
  • Beth Wilner, PhD, Families In Transition, Inc., Skokie
  • Margaret Zuleger, JD, Law Offices of Margaret A. Zuleger, Arlington Heights

Thank you to our sponsors


Continuing Education: IL Attorneys - 13 hours of MCLE Credit (6 of which can be designated as Professionalism hours) will be submitted for approval. Mental Health Professional CEU Credits -Application will be submitted to co-sponsor, Margaret S. Powers and Associates, for approval for of CEUs for all Licensed Mental Health Providers.

Course Materials: Will be distributed electronically the day before the program.

Cancellations: All cancellations must be sent to CLII in writing. Cancellations received by September 21, 2018 will receive a full refund less a $50 cancellation fee. Cancellations received after September 21, 2018 will receive NO refund or credit.

CLII Fellow Training Requirement: This program will meet one of the requirements to become a CLII Fellow. For more information on training and membership requirements, click here or call 312-882-8000. 

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