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Foster Boy

Chicago attorney examines for-profit foster system in 'Foster Boy'

January 16, 2020

Chicago attorney and playwright Jay Paul Deratany was already a successful practitioner of the law when the case came across his desk.  Something was different about it.  It involved a woman who’d brought a 15- year-old-boy into her home

Guardian ad Litem

The role of a guardian ad litem in a child-centered divorce

June 20, 2019

What children experience in the legal system is something law students often do not personally understand from first-hand experience. Within family law, children often become exposed to the legal system⁠—whether they like it or not. Children who are placed in foster homes, adopted, or attend youth court experience


FACLC staff on a multilingual mission to help families, children

December 20, 2017

The Family and Children's Law Center of the San Francisco Bay Area is a unique non-profit family law practice run completely by female attorneys. Kris Fowler Cirby serves as the executive director of the office, and Abby Frost Lucha, Gabrielle Gaetani, and Kristine Guerra serve as staff attorneys.

Guardian Ad Litem

Gaining experience as a guardian ad-litem

June 23, 2017

Our duty as future and present lawyers requires that we engage in social involvement and remain active as members of the legal community. When I started law school, my community and social involvement was limited, mainly due to time constraints.  Upon learning that my school required all students to fulfill

Divorce Law

Top 13 most expensive Hollywood divorces

September 05, 2016

Some people dream of being rich and famous. After all, celebrities have it all, right? They get to wear designer clothes, have stylists do their hair and makeup, and receive attention from just about everyone. However, when it comes to relationships, Hollywood A-listers seem to have the most trouble. With

Enter the Section of Family Law Schwab Essay Contest

Enter the Section of Family Law Schwab Essay Contest

January 27, 2016

With law school enrollment down, and a glut of lawyers in the market, it is becoming increasingly difficult for law students and young lawyers to find meaningful employment as a lawyer.  While it may seem like an overwhelming task to network and market yourself, the ABA can help. Students and young