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The Nuts & Bolts of Parenting Coordinators

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Presented by the ISBA Child Law Section
Co-sponsored by the ISBA Family Law Section

1.50 hours MCLE credit, including 1.50 hours Professional Responsibility MCLE credit in the following category: Professionalism, Civility, Legal Ethics, or Sexual Harassment Prevention credit

Original Program Date: April 17, 2024
Accreditation Expiration Date: ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­May 8, 2026 (You must certify completion and save your certificate before this date to get MCLE credit)

Illinois’ new Parenting Coordinator Statute (Ill. Sup. Ct. Rule 909(b)) was designed to help uncooperative parents make parenting decisions, communicate effectively, comply with parenting agreements, and protect the children from parental conflicts; however, the rule has resulted in many counties adding their own local rules regarding coordination, which has been established and practiced in Cook County. Don’t miss this in-depth discussion on how parenting coordination works, how practitioners can utilize parenting coordinators for their case, and how parenting coordinators differ from Guardian ad Litems. Additional topics include:
  • How mental health practitioners (who serve as parenting coordinators) see their role;
  • How judges use the recommendations of parenting coordinators;
  • How the parenting coordinator is used in the courtroom; and
  • How practitioners and the judiciary view the role of the parenting coordinator.

Program Coordinator:
Kelly Thames Bennett , Greenberg & Sinkovits, LLC, Chicago
Deanna L. Hoyt , Strauss & Hoyt, LLC, Libertyville

Program Chat Moderator:
Tiffany M. Alexander, Alexander Law, LLC, Lake Forest

Program Speakers:
Hon. Pamela E. Loza , Circuit Court of Cook County, Chicago
Jamie D. Pellar , LCSAW, BCD, CYT, Chicago
Pamela Rak, Pamela Rak DCSW, LCSW, P.C., Chicago
Erin M. Wilson , The Law Office of Erin M. Wilson LLC, Chicago

Pricing Information

  • Please Note: You must attend the entire program in order to earn MCLE credit for this seminar.
  • ISBA sponsoring section members get a $10 registration discount (which is automatically calculated in your cart when you log in to register).
  • Fees:
    • ISBA Member Price of $52.50 is displayed below when you login and program is eligible for Free CLE member benefit.
    • Non-Member Price $105
    • New Attorney Member (within the first five years of practice) - $25
    • Law Students – Free