Events & Trainings

    • 09/15/2017
    • 9:00 AM
    • 09/16/2017
    • 4:30 PM
    • DePaul University - O'Hare Campus (8770 W. Bryn Mawr Ave., Chicago 60631)

    Basic Interdisciplinary Collaborative Practice Training

    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 will serve as trainers for and all have been thoroughly trained to instruct in Collaborative Practice and all have extensive professional experience in Collaborative specific to Illinois:

    • Anna Bush, JD, Bush & Heise Attorneys at Law, Barrington
    • Bill Keffer, CFP, CDFA, ChFC, CLU, MBA, Wheaton
    • Jeff Kostis, CDFA, CFP, CPA/PFS, Vernon Hills
    • Anne Chestney Mudd, JD, Law Office of Anne Chestney Mudd, Western Springs 
    • Gail Petrich, JD, PsyD, Dr. Gail Petrich, LLC, Chicago
    • Kathryn Somers, JD, DiGiacomo & Somers, LLC, Northfield
    • Jason Sposeep, JD, Schiller DuCanto & Fleck, LLP, 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

    Continuing Education: IL Attorneys - 12 hours of MCLE Credit (6 of which can be designated as Professionalism hours) is pending approval. Mental Health Professional CEU Credits -Application has been submitted to co-sponsor, Margaret S. Powers and Associates, and is pending approval for all Licensed Mental Health Providers.

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

    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. 

    Cancellations: All cancellations must be sent to CLII in writing. Cancellations received by September 7, 2017 will receive a full refund less a $50 cancellation fee. Cancellations received after September 7, 2017 will receive NO refund or credit.

      • 09/15/2017
      • 4:30 PM - 7:00 PM
      • 8500 W. Bryn Mawr Ave., Chicago 60631

      September 15 Happy Hour

      Join us for CLII’s happy hour on Friday, September 15, 2017 at Asado Urban Grill at the Renaissance Hotel. (8500 W. Bryn Mawr Ave., Chicago 60631).

      This is a special opportunity to get to know members, old and new, outside of a Collaborative team setting, as well as the 2017 Basic Training class---and to just have some fun!

      Appetizers will be provided and a cash bar will be available. Be sure to bring a handful of business cards for sharing.

      Please RSVP by September 13th so that we can notify the restaurant.

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