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Chicago Family Court Judge Michael Bender Featured on Counterpoint TV


Program will air Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at 7:30PM (CST).

CHICAGO, IL, March 08, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/ — On Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at 7:30PM (CST) the Honorable Judge Bender will join fathers’ rights attorney Jeffery M. Leving on Chicago Counterpoint TV. Judge Bender, who recently retired from the bench, and Leving, an internationally renowned family law attorney, will discuss important considerations in complex child custody matters. Leving has dedicated over thirty years fighting to strengthen families and improve outcomes for children, especially those facing difficult circumstances. He and Judge Bender will provide experienced insight and guidance concerning how best to protect children and their interests.

Bender is currently serving as co-counsel with Leving’s premiere family law firm, The Law Offices of Jeffery M. Leving, Ltd., in a significant child custody matter.

Chicago Counterpoint TV is broadcast live on CAN-TV’s Channel 21 and this show is produced to provide essential legal education to Chicago divorce lawyers seeking to expand their professional knowledge. Counterpoint TV is an open, interactive forum. Viewers may call in and ask questions or leave comments at 312 738-1060. Viewers can also stream the show live at and participate in discussions on the Fatherhood Educational Institute Facebook page.

About Judge Michael Ian Bender: The Honorable Judge Michael Bender was appointed to the Ninth Judicial Circuit. As a judge in the Domestic Relations Division, he was asked to rule on matters concerning the best interests of minor children on a daily basis. Such experience provides him keen insight into custody disputes.

About the Host: Attorney Jeffery M. Leving is a pioneer in fathers’ rights and was named one of “America’s Best Lawyers” by Forbes Radio(TM). Leving founded the Fatherhood Educational Institute (, which provides critical parenting skills to fathers and seeks to eliminate father absence in all communities. Leving’s latest book, How to be a Good Divorced Dad, received praise from President Obama, and was endorsed by Cardinal Francis George of the Archdiocese of Chicago.

CAN-TV (Chicago Access Network Television), allows members of the community to voice their opinions on television. CAN-TV has five local, non-commercial channels that reach over one million viewers throughout Chicago.

For inquiries about Chicago Counterpoint TV, contact Jennifer Whiteside, at 312-795-9060.