Loyola University Chicago

School of Law

Part-time Faculty A-M

Adela Carlin




Adela Carlin is a Senior Attorney at the Legal Assistance Foundation where she has worked for nine years specializing in representing victims of domestic violence. Ms. Carlin has litigated complex custody, divorce, and domestic violence orders of protection cases as well as child protection cases in the Juvenile Court and administrative hearings. She frequently trains, including as a presenter for the 40 hour Domestic Violence Training required by Illinois law of all (non-law) advocates before working with domestic violence victims, and the NITA Deposition and Trial programs. Ms. Carlin also has developed training and written on the issue of mandatory mediation and domestic violence. She is the co-author of an article in the May/June 2009 issue of Clearinghouse Review titled "Vigorous Representation of Undocumented Victims of Domestic Violence in State Family Court" (43 Clearinghouse Rev. 58).

Ms. Carlin is the 2008 recipient of the Jerold S. Solovy Equal Justice Award which recognizes an exceptional LAF attorney. Ms. Carlin grew up in Little Village, a neighborhood on the south side of Chicago. She is fluent in Spanish.