Oct 7, 2021

Brendan Hammer Speaks On Domestic Economic Abuse At DePaul/SDF Family Law Center CLE Virtual Symposium

Schiller DuCanto & Fleck is pleased to announce that Partner Brendan Hammer shared insights on domestic economic abuse as part of the 2021 DePaul/Schiller DuCanto & Fleck Family Law Center virtual symposium hosted on October 7 – 8 from 12:00 – 5 p.m. The symposium programming, sponsored by Our Family Wizard, is approved for 8.5 general CLE credits.

The two-day CLE is centered around the important issue of domestic violence and how representation for survivors has significantly changed as a result of COVID-19. There are many forms of domestic abuse including physical, emotional, and financial and strong advocacy in domestic relations cases is a necessity now more than ever. Judges and key speakers focus their discussion on the cutting-edge trends in domestic violence cases including: coercive control and child custody, domestic economic abuse, intimate partner violence and the role social science plays in why family courts sometimes dismiss women’s testimony, the overlap of traumatic brain injuries/concussions and domestic violence, orders of protection in different countries, parenting time in domestic violence cases, and the basics on representing the accuser v. the accused. To view the agenda, visit here. To learn more about the featured presenters, visit here.

Well-regarded as a psychologically sophisticated high net worth divorce attorney, presenter, teacher, and nationally known writer with published profiles in the New York Times, Brendan believes that working with law students and young lawyers is important for impacting change for the future of Family Law. Brendan serves as the immediate Past-Chair of the Advisory Board of the DePaul University College of Law Schiller DuCanto & Fleck Family Law Center. Senior Partners Donald Schiller and Anita Ventrelli also serve on the Board. Additionally, Anita has dedicated many years as an adjunct professor at DePaul University College of Law where she lectures on a wide variety of courses on Family Law.

The Schiller DuCanto & Fleck Family Law Center is the largest center in the nation at an accredited law school that focuses on teaching students Family Law and undertaking research for the betterment of Family Law practice. To learn more about our firm’s dedication to giving back to the community and commitment to helping pave the way for future Family Law practitioners, visit here.

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