Chlece Neal graduated from Miami University in Ohio with a Bachelor of Arts in History and a minor in Sociology of Law. After graduation, she served as a AmeriCorps VISTA in Rockland, Maine for one year.
Chlece graduated from Loyola University Chicago School of Law and School of Social Work in 2013 where she obtained a Juris Doctor and a Master of Social Work. While in law and graduate school, she focused on the complexities of children and families, including mental health disorders and social and legal issues. Chlece also interned at a number of government and nonprofit organizations such as the Cook County Public Guardian’s Office - Juvenile Division, the Center for Court Innovation in Manhattan, the Brooklyn Family Court in the Child Support Division, the Domestic Violence Clinic and at a domestic violence shelter. In addition, at the Jesse Brown V.A. Medical Center, she served as a student case manager and therapist. Finally, during law school, Chlece used her 711-student license to represent children in court.
Chlece is also a graduate of the Justice Entrepreneurs Project (JEP), a legal incubator. She recently obtained a Master of Science in Software Engineering from the Graduate School of Loyola University Chicago.
Finally, Chlece is the Executive Director of Chicago Advocate Legal, NFP and one of the staff attorneys. Chlece focuses on divorce, complex family law matters and DCFS investigations and appeals. Chlece specializes in cases involving mental health disorders, substance abuse, domestic violence, homelessness and foreign divorces. She also spearheads CAL’s Preventative Law Initiative, which seeks to prevent legal problems for Chicago's most venerable individuals and families and keep them from negative involvement in the civil court system, particularly eviction court and domestic relations court.