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Paralegal BA Degree

Paralegal Studies Faculty and Staff

Program Staff

Carrie Lausen, Paralegal Studies Program Director
BS Indiana University, Paralegal Certificate Roosevelt University, JD The John Marshall Law School

Chanita Britton, Paralegal Studies Program Assistant Director
BA, Paralegal Certificate, MBA Roosevelt University

Paralegal Studies Faculty

Our faculty members are local legal professionals who are experienced attorneys and paralegals. The program has one full-time faculty member and several adjunct instructors. They teach courses in areas of law in which they have knowledge and practice. They teach up-to-date information preparing students to enter the legal profession with confidence. The faculty members understand and promote the important role of the paralegal in today’s legal profession and are committed to the success of their students.

Mary Boland, Complex Sex Crimes Specialist for the Criminal Appeals Division of the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office
BA Lewis University, MPA Roosevelt University, JD The John Marshall Law School

Michael Burns, Associate Dean for Enrollment Management & Director of Law Admission, DePaul University College of Law
BS Northern Illinois University, JD DePaul University College of Law

Edward Carter, Assistant Attorney General with the Illinois Attorney General Office
BS Illinois Institute of Technology, JD IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law

Linda Crohn, Attorney, Shimberg and Crohn, P.C.
BA University of Illinois at Chicago, JD The John Marshall Law School

James Fine, Paralegal Studies Program Full-Time Lecturer Attorney, Chicago law office of Thomas C. O’Brien
BA University of Wisconsin, MA Northwestern University, JD DePaul University College of Law

Todd Heller, Attorney, Law Offices of Todd A. Heller & Associates
BA The Johns Hopkins University, JD DePaul University College of Law

Kevin Henderson, Director, Membership, American Bar Association
BS Northern Illinois University, Paralegal Certificate Roosevelt University

Lisa Iverson, Partner, Neal & McDevitt
BA University of Wisconsin, JD University of Wisconsin, LL.M. The John Marshall Law School

Brad Jansen, Deputy General Counsel, Labor & Employment, Chicago Transit Authority Law Department
BA University of Illinois at Chicago, JD IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law

Brendan Keleher, Attorney, Law Offices of Brendan J. Keleher
BA, JD, M.ED. Loyola University of Chicago

Cheryl Kettler, Attorney, Private Practitioner
BA George Washington University, JD Catholic University of America

Daniel Mahoney, Department Advocate, Internal Affairs Division, Chicago Police Department
BS DePaul University, JD The John Marshall Law School

Ira Moltz, Attorney, Private Practitioner
BA Northwestern University, JD American University

Jennifer Morrissey, Contract Attorney, Office of the Cook County Public Guardian
BS St. Norbert College, JD Loyola University of Chicago

Lewis Nixon, Judge for the Circuit Court of Cook County,
BA St. Johns University, JD DePaul University

Michael Pinsof, Attorney, Law Offices of Michael W. Pinsof, P.C.
BA University of Iowa, JD DePaul University

Bruce Slivnick, Illinois Attorney, Private Practitioner
BA Northwestern University, JD University of Illinois

Mark Solock, Deputy of Trial Support Division, Law Office of the Cook County Public Defender
BA University of Illinois, JD DePaul University