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Guardian Ad Litem Training - Domestic Relations

When: Wednesday November 11th 2015
Where: DuPage County Complex
421 N. County Farm Road
Bldg 421 Auditorium
Wheaton, Illinois  60187
United States
Contact: Janine Komornick

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Registration for Part 1 will secure registration for BOTH sessions (Part 1 on 11/11/15 and Part 2 on 11/14/15)

Guardian Ad Litem two day live training will take place Wednesday November 11th from 9:00am-4:00pm (Registration 8:30am) and Saturday November 14th from 8:00am-12:00pm (Registration 7:30am).  This training will be held at the Auditorium in Building 421 of the DuPage County Complex at 421 N. County Farm Road in Wheaton, IL. 

By attending both sessions, you can earn up to 10 hours of CLE credit.  Attendance at both sessions is required to stay on the approved GAL list in Domestic Relations.

$200 Members/$300 Non-Members

Members MUST sign in to receive Member Pricing

Price includes Continental Breakfast, Beverages, and Snacks for both days.  Wednesday lunch will be on your own.  Refunds given up to 72 hours before the training.


**Free Wi-Fi will be available

** Please park in the South Lot of the 421 Building and enter through the main entrance.  Security will greet you there and direct you to the auditorium.

Electronic handouts will be emailed to registrants prior to November 11th.

November 11, 2015 - Day 1 will qualify for 2 credits MCLE and 4 credits PRMCLE

8:30am - 8:55am


8:55am - 9:00am

Judge Demling

9:00am - 10:30am

Overview of the Role of the GAL
Lisa Giese & Rebecca Laho

10:30am – 11:00am

Community Resources & Family Center
Sheila Murphy-Russell

11:00am – 12:00pm 

Alienation/215s/Mental Health
Dr. Roger Hatcher & Dr. Robert Shapiro

12:00pm – 1:00pm

Lunch Break

1:00pm – 1:15pm 

Case Law Updates & Statutes
Hilary Sefton

1:15pm – 1:45pm

Substance Abuse
Chantelle Porter

1:45pm – 2:45pm

Special Needs
Matthew Wanzenberg & Andrea Svendsen

2:45pm – 3:15pm

Cultural Issues/Holidays

Sean McCumber


3:15pm – 4:00pm

Preparing for Trial & Testifying

Susan Alvarado


November 14, 2015 - Day 2 will qualify for 3 credits MCLE, 1 PRMCLE

7:30am - 7:55am


7:55am - 8:00am

Judge Demling

8:00am – 9:00am

Patrick Dempsey

9:00am – 9:30am

Chuck Roberts

9:30am – 10:30am

Panel of College Students
Meghen Williams

10:30am – 12:00pm

Judges Panel

For questions, please contact Janine Komornick at or 630-653-7779.

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