Rachel Borsellino, Law Clerk
Rachel Borsellino is a recent graduate of Chicago-Kent College of Law, and will be taking the Illinois bar exam in February, 2019. In addition to the Dean’s Honor List, she received $30,000.00 in academic and merit scholarships.
While in law school, Ms. Borsellino was a law clerk at a boutique family law firm in downtown Chicago, Bennett & Bangser, LLC. During her last year of law school, Ms. Borsellino was also a judicial extern for the Honorable Alison Conlon in the First Municipal Division of the Circuit Court of Cook County.
In addition to her experience as a law clerk and judicial extern, Ms. Borsellino held the position of clinical student at the Family Law Offices of Chicago-Kent, where she facilitated home studies with children being represented in Guardian ad Litem matters.
Prior to law school, Ms. Borsellino earned a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from Lewis University, and is currently a board-certified Licensed Professional Counselor in all fifty states, trained in providing therapeutic services and diagnoses to individuals, couples, families, and groups in the treatment of mental, behavioral, and emotional problems and disorders. Ms. Borsellino also graduated with high honors while earning a Bachelor’s Degree from Lewis University in Criminal / Social Justice.
Ms. Borsellino’s journey to family law began during her role as an Intensive Probation Officer with the Juvenile Division of DuPage County, where she spent a considerable amount of time in the courtroom advocating on behalf of high-risk youth who were often victims of their circumstances, or serving as a liaison between the court and the community in detaining and monitoring her caseload. Ms. Borsellino’s responsibilities spanned beyond courtroom and into the homes and communities, which led to partnerships with judges, state’s attorneys, public defenders, state and local police departments, counselors, rehabilitation centers, and professionals alike.
Ms. Borsellino’s commitment to the area of family law is deep-rooted, as a parent herself to a 16-year-old, which has exposed her to the trials and tribulations that often brings to our clients. When Ms. Borsellino isn’t working, studying for the upcoming bar exam, or attending continuing education seminars to maintain her therapist licensure, she spends her free time with friends and family.