Law Clerk Program

The first of its kind, our Law Clerk Program is the proving ground for attorneys who are now proud to be equity and income partners of the firm.

More Than a Summer Associate Program

Schiller DuCanto & Fleck’s law clerk program is an unparalleled experience for anyone considering a career in family law. Unlike summer associate programs that last only a few months and cannot give an accurate idea of the depth of a practice, the program at Schiller DuCanto & Fleck introduces law clerks to every aspect of the practice. The firm takes a multidisciplinary approach to training so that individuals hired from the clerking program can make a seamless transition into practice. This approach includes a series of substantive seminars presented by this firm’s partners on all facets of the practice area; structured shadowing of attorneys at meetings, depositions, and court appearances; and opportunities to work directly with the firm’s Chicago family law attorneys on cases.

The firm’s law clerks have access to the same in-house training programs developed for associate attorneys of the firm. Any law clerk who completes the program will emerge with a real world/real time view of the practice of family law. Law students in the program have an advantage when being considered for associate positions. The first program of its kind, the Schiller DuCanto & Fleck law clerk program was the proving ground for individuals who are now proud to be equity and income partners of the firm. The law clerk program is one of the key contributors to the firm’s ability to maintain strength throughout the tiers of legal staff who provide unparalleled service to our clients and their families.

Upcoming Events

2023 Law Clerk Events by Law School 

Schiller DuCanto & Fleck will host separate events for individual law schools to network with law clerk candidates. To learn more information and to RSVP, click on the links below. 

January 12, 2023
January 19, 2023
January 24, 2023
February 2, 2023


All applications are due by February 10, 2023. Each candidate must submit a cover letter, resume, most current transcript, and a writing sample. Submit applications here.

Law clerk offers will be extended the week of March 20, 2023. 

Important Dates

February 10, 2023 - Law clerk applications and materials deadline

February 21, 2023 - First round of interviews

February 22, 2023 - March 2, 2023 - First and second round of interviews

March 7 - March 9, 2023* - Second round of interviews

March 17, 2023 - Hiring decisions will be made and offers will be extended

* - If needed

For any questions, please reach out to Kimberly Nega at