Speaking & Workshops
Judge Michele Lowrance (Ret.) has been in the public eye for decades. She has spoken at national and international conferences, appeared on national television and also teaches local workshops.
One of her proudest accomplishments is her Protocol for Mental Health Professionals to Minimize Trauma of the Divorcing Process workshop which she created and regularly teaches. This workshop will be given at the Family Institute of Northwestern, Institute of Psychoanalysis, Forensic Forum, Chicago Think Tank, and Hines Veterans Hospital 2014. Judge Lowrance has also given the program to Human Resource Therapists in an effort to minimize the trauma of divorce in the workplace.
Judge Lowrance’s seminars on “The Good Karma Divorce” and “Good Karma Lawyering” are currently accredited in Illinois for Continuing Legal Education hours. Below is an abbreviated list of some of her previous speaking engagements and workshops.
- Creator and Teacher, Protocol for Mental Health Professionals to Minimize Trauma of the Divorcing Process (2014, 2015)
- Keynote Speaker, Divorce and Breakup: Protecting Your Soul, Your Family and Your Finances, In Her Shoes Foundation (July 2015)
- Speaker, Skills for Settling Cases, Family Court Judges (February 2014)
- Speaker, Understanding Divorce Trauma for Mental Health Professionals, Urban Balance Mental Health Association (December 2013)
- Keynote Speaker, The Voices of Children, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers National Conference (November 2013)
- Panelist, IL CLE Cutting Edge Child Custody Symposium (September 2013)
- Speaker, Trauma of the Divorcing Process, National Association of Social Workers Annual Conference (October 2012 and 2013)
- Keynote Speaker, Conference of the National Association of Divorce Financial Planners Keynote (2012)
- Keynote Speaker, Annual Collaborative Law Conference (2010)
- Speaker, The Good Karma Divorce, The Hague and The American Consulate (Amsterdam) (2010)
- Guest Lecturer, Chicago Divorce University, Chicago Bar Association, University of Chicago, DePaul Law School, Kent Law School, Northwestern University, Forensic Forum, Chicago Think Tank