Training and Education

Understanding How the Changes in Illinois Parenting Law Will Affect Your Divorcing Clients

August 25, 2017 – 2:00 p.m.. – 4:00 p.m. (Lewis University – Oak Brook)

No more “Sole/Joint Custody”, no more “Visitation”. Learn how to talk to your clients and patients about parenting issues and concepts in light of all the changes in the law; learn how the changes in the child support statute impact the counting of overnights, which has taken on new meaning. Download the flyer, or –  Register now! 

Basic Interdisciplinary Collaborative Practice Training

September 15-16, 2017 – 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (DePaul University’s O’Hare Campus, Chicago)

Collaborative Practice differs from litigation, pre-trial settlement, and even divorce mediation. It involves a Collaborative team approach in which three types of professionals join forces—without reliance on threats, demands, or the court—to support a couple through the divorce process and toward a new post-divorce relationship and way of life. Attorneys, mental health professionals, and financial professionals—attend and learn the important, yet subtle ways in which each of their roles in a Collaborative divorce differs from their more traditional roles. Join us in learning about this dynamic, empowering, and effective model of practice. Read more and register now!


For other Collaborative-related training and programs around the country, check the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (IACP) Training page.

Membership in CLII requires the completion of a Basic Training and a 40-hour mediation training. Below are a few providers who offer the mediation training. See Requirements to be a Fellow in CLII for further details.

NOTE: If you wish to take a non-CLII sponsored training to fulfill CLII’s requirements for membership, before you register for the non-CLII sponsored training, you must submit a table of contents for the course and bios of the trainers for review by the CLII Membership Committee. Questions? Please contact the CLII Administrator at: