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Bruce A. Boyer is a Curt and Linda Rodin Professor of Law and Social Justice and Director of Civitas ChildLaw Center. He is a former member of the Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism, a former Chair of the ABA Steering Committee on the Unmet Legal Needs of Children, and a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation. Mr. Boyer received his B.A. from Dartmouth College and his J.D. from Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law.
Stephen M. Dore is reginal counsel for the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services in Chicago. He is a member of the Chicago Bar Association. Mr. Dore received his B.A. from the University of Illinois and his J.D. from The John Marshall Law School.
Thomas Esler is a solo practitioner in Skokie, with a primary focus on juvenile law. Mr. Esler received his B.A. from DePaul University and his J.D. from Loyola University Chicago School of Law.
Maxwell Griffin, Jr., is an Associate Judge in the Child Protection Division of the Juvenile Court of Cook County in Chicago. He is a member of the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, the Illinois Judicial Association, and the Illinois Judicial Council. He is an adjunct faculty member at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law. Judge Griffin received both his B.A. and his J.D. from the University of Notre Dame.
Kathryn Huber Kenyon is a domestic violence staff attorney with Legal Aid Chicago (formerly LAF) in Chicago. She received her B.S.W. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, her M.S.W. from Loyola University Chicago School of Social Work, and her J.D. from Loyola University School of Law.
Rachel M. Koch is an assistant public defender at the Office of the Cook County Public Defender, where she concentrates in child protection. Ms. Koch is also an adjunct professor at DePaul University College of Law, where she teaches education law and policy and criminal evidence. She received her B.A. from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, her M.A.T. from the University of Chicago, and her J.D. from DePaul University College of Law.
Terry Lotsoff is the Supervisor of the Child Protection Division of the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office. He received his B.A. in history with high distinction from Indiana University in 1973 and his J.D. from the University of Illinois College of Law in 1976.
Michele M. McGee is an attorney with the Office of the Cook County Public Guardian’s Juvenile Division. She currently works on impact litigation and provides assistance to attorneys on complex legal issues. Previously, she supervised teams of attorneys assigned to the Juvenile Division. Ms. McGee is a 1994 graduate of the DePaul University College of Law and a 1991 graduate of Mundelein College, where she graduated magna cum laude.
Susan M. Storcel is the Director of the Circuit Court of Cook County Child Protection Mediation and Facilitation Program in Chicago. She focuses on juvenile law and alternate dispute resolution. She is a member of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts and the Illinois State and Chicago Bar Associations. Ms. Storcel received her B.A. from North Central College, her J.D. from DePaul University College of Law, and her mediation training from the Center for Conflict Resolution in Chicago.
Anita Weinberg is a Curt and Linda Rodin Clinical Professor of Law and Social Justice and Director of the ChildLaw Policy Institute. Ms. Weinberg was a principal drafter of the permanency and best-interests provisions of the Illinois Juvenile Court Act. She is a member of the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services Advisory Council to the Director. She is the 2014 recipient of the St. Ignatius Loyola Award for Excellence on Teaching with a commitment to raising global awareness, promoting social justice, and educating the whole student. Ms. Weinberg received her B.A. from the University of Michigan, her M.S.S.W. from Columbia University, and her J.D. from Loyola University Chicago School of Law.
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