IIT Recognizes Jeffery M. Leving for Outstanding Achievement by GregoryMatthew


									IIT Recognizes Jeffery M. Leving for Outstanding Achievement
Chicago – March 1, 2012 -- The Illinois Institute of Technology named Jeffery M. Leving, Fathers’ Rights
Attorney and Children’s Advocate and Governor-Appointed Chair of the Illinois Council on Responsible
Fatherhood, as the recipient of IIT’s Professional Achievement Award for 2012 for thought-leadership
and global collaboration between the Fathers’ Rights Movement and governmental agencies.

The award is given each year by IIT, one of the Midwest’s most prestigious educational institutions, and
it is the highest distinction that can be given to a recipient and to one of its alumni.

The award will be presented to Leving, a world-renowned attorney who specializes in Fathers’ Rights,
during a luncheon that will be held April 13th at IIT’s Chicago Campus.

“I am deeply honored by this award,” Leving said. “It will serve to motivate me to continue to fight for
the rights of spouses including and especially fathers, whose rights are often abused.”

Named one of “America’s Best Lawyers” by Forbes Radio™, Jeffery M. Leving is the author of several
books including Fathers’ Rights - Hard-Hitting & Fair Advice for Every Father Involved in a Custody
Dispute (Basic Books) and Divorce Wars - A Field Guide to the Winning Tactics, Preemptive Strikes, and
Top Maneuvers When Divorce Gets Ugly (HarperCollins) and is the publisher of Leving’s Divorce

In 2000, Leving was chosen to draft an amicus brief to submit to the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization
Service (INS), as well as subsequent work, to reunite Elián González with his father in Cuba in the highly
publicized case.

In 2006, he received the President of the United States Service Award, the nation’s highest honor for
volunteer service directed at solving critical social problems.

In August 2009, Mr. Leving was selected by the White House Office of Faith-based & Neighborhood
Partnerships as an expert resource to join senior White House staff and other community leaders at the
first White House Community Roundtable and Town Hall Meeting on Responsible Fatherhood and
Healthy Families in Chicago.

In 2011, Leving was appointed to the Judicial Evaluation Committee (JEC) of the Chicago Bar Association.


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