Our Mission

To advance and promote the practice of Collaborative Law by: 

  • Educating attorneys, mental health professionals, and financial professionals with the latest and most effective techniques to carry out collaborative law, and;
  • Informing the public and judiciary of the benefits of collaborative law

Membership in CLII provides:
  • Networking - develop relationships with other Collaborative Law professionals that lead to new opportunities.
  • Support - meet other professionals who understand your challenges and can share practical solutions.
  • Education - expand your depth of knowledge in Collaborative Law techniques through ongoing training classes and seminars.
CLII Board of Directors 2014-2015

Carroll Cradock, Ph.D., CAC Group, Chicago, IL - President

Jeff Kostis, CDFA, CFP, CPA, JK Financial Planning, Inc., Vernon Hills, IL - President-Elect

Theresa Beran Kulat, JD, Trinity Family Law, Downers Grove, IL - Secretary

Open - Treasurer

Rita Ghose, JD, Brigitte Schmidt Bell, Chicago, IL - Vice President, Attorney

Christiana Zouzias, Zouzias & Zouzias, Naperville, IL - Vice President, Financial

Linda Sheehan, Grayslake, IL - Vice President, Mental Health

Kathryn Engel, Law Office of Kathryn R. Engel, Hinsdale, IL - Ex-Officio


Board Representatives to the Practice Groups

Eva Matela Kogut, JD, Beermann Pritikin Mirabelli Swerdlove, LLP- Loop Practice Group

Nancy Liebman, CDFA, Liebman Associates, Inc.  & Brad Pawlowski, JD, Fritzshall & Pawlowski - North Shore Practice Group

Jessica Malmquist, JD, Law Offices of Alexandra M. Goddard - Northwest Suburban/Barrington Practice Group

Linda Sheehan, Licensed Clinical & School Social Worker - Lake County Practice Group

Maureen Sullivan Taylor, JD, Sullivan Taylor & Gumina, P.C. - West Suburban Practice Group

Nichole Waltz, JD, Waltz Palmer Dawson LLC - Rolling Meadows Practice Group



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