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CLE & Networking Series
Marriage and Divorce: Planning for the Future

CLE & Networking SeriesJoin the Chicago-Kent Young Alumni Council on the third Thursday of each month for the CLE & Networking Series. Earn two hours of free IL MCLE credit and network with fellow Chicago-Kent alumni!

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  • The Honorable Pamela Loza ’77, Cook County Circuit Court, Domestic Relations
  • Kristen Carey '10, associate at Kamerlink, Stark, McCormack & Powers, L.L.C.
  • Jason Sposeep '03, associate at  Schiller DuCanto & Fleck LLP
Thursday, March 15, 2012
"Marriage and Divorce: Planning for the Future"
3:30-5:35 p.m.
Networking reception to follow
Eligible for 2 hours of free IL MCLE credit

Online registration for this event is now closed. If you would like to attend the event, please sign in at the registration table with your bar registration number. Registration begins at 3:00 p.m. in the front lobby of the law school, and the program will begin promptly at 3:30 p.m. in the Ogilvie Auditorium.

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Planning for the future is both predictable and wildly non-predictable. In this panel discussion, family law attorneys and a domestic relations judge will focus on how marriage, and being in the know in the event of divorce, will help with planning for the future. The speakers will discuss what individuals and lawyers should know before getting hitched, including pre-nuptial agreements (what they can and cannot do) and what to expect in the event one faces divorce.. The panel will incorporate into their discussion the top myths and misconceptions about divorce in Illinois, and hear Judge Loza share her perspective from the bench of what’s happening in the divorce courts and what litigants can expect from the system.

Panelist Bios:

The Honorable Pamela Loza ’77
Cook County Circuit Court, Domestic Relations
Judge Pamela Loza is a circuit judge for Cook County, currently assigned as a trial judge in the Domestic Relations Division. Judge Loza was elected to the bench in 2008. Prior to sitting in the domestic relations division she sat in traffic court. Since coming on to the bench, Judge Loza has participated in many Continuing Legal Education Seminars for the Illinois State Bar Association, the Business Evaluation Financial and Tax Issues Seminars and many others. Judge Loza is also on the faculty for the mandatory educational conferences for the State of Illinois Judiciary.

She received her B.A. from the University of Wisconsin in 1972, her M.A. from Middlebury College in 1973 and her J.D. from Chicago Kent in 1978. Judge Loza began her career as an Assistant Cook County State’s Attorney assigned to the Appeals Section and the Criminal Prosecutions Section. After leaving the State’s Attorneys’ Office, Judge Loza was in private practice concentrating on criminal and domestic relations law. She has tried hundreds of cases throughout her career, both criminal and civil.

Kristen Carey ‘10
Kamerlink, Stark, McCormack, & Powers, L.L.C.
Kristen Carey began her career at Kamerlink, Stark, McCormack & Powers, L.L.C. as a law clerk in 2009, and was named an associate in 2010 after receiving her JD from Chicago-Kent in 2010. Prior to joining Kamerlink, Stark, McCormack & Powers, L.L.C., Kristen interned in the policy division at the Office of the Illinois Attorney General. In her professional role, Kristen assisted in drafting the second edition of the Child Custody Chapter for the Illinois State Bar Association.

Kristen graduated from Miami University in Ohio, cum laude, in 2007. As a native Chicagoan, she stays involved in her community as a member of various civic foundations, including as a chosen presenter at the Eat Well, Live Well, Move More 2nd Annual Conference on Improving Health, presented by Building a Healthier Chicago.

Jason Sposeep ‘03
Schiller DuCanto & Fleck
Jason began his career at Schiller DuCanto & Fleck LLP in 2001 as a law clerk and has practiced as an attorney since 2003. Jason is an executive officer on the board of directors and active Fellow of the Collaborative Law Institute of Illinois (“CLII”) where he has completed the necessary requirements to practice Collaborative Divorce Law which he enjoys and uses in every aspect of his practice. Jason has been a guest lecturer at Chicago Kent College of Law, Loyola Law School, the Illinois CPA Society and the Chicago Bar Association on a number of family law issues including trial techniques as they relate to business valuations, domestic violence and child custody disputes. Jason is also co-chair the Young Alumni Council of Chicago Kent that is sponsoring today’s CLE.

Jason received his Juris Doctorate degree from Chicago-Kent College of Law in 2003 and graduated from the Indiana School of Business in 2000 with a B.S. in Marketing and minors in Economics and International Business.
Contact Information
Chicago-Kent Alumni Association
(312) 906-5240
Date & Location
Date: 3/15/2012
Time: 3:30 PM to 5:35 PM
Location: IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law
565 W. Adams St.
Chicago, IL 60661