NIU Law Professor Emeritus Jeffrey Parness, J.D., who has a deep interest in the area of paternity law and parentage, will join well-known family law attorney Jeffery Leving for the season opener of Chicago Counterpoint TV at 7:30 p.m. July 1.
The 30-minute show will focus on a law the state legislature is considering to expand the definition of fatherhood, allowing more men to legally assume the role.
Parness has written extensively on the subject, and was most recently published in the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin. He said Counterpoint TV will be a great platform to explore this issue with call-in viewers.
“It is important for people in Illinois to know about and participate in the ongoing dialogue about what, if any, new forms of parentage should be recognized, given dramatic recent changes in family structures and in human reproductive technologies,” Parness said.
Chicago Counterpoint TV is broadcast live on Channel 21 of Chicago Access Network television (CAN-TV) and provides essential legal education to single dads, men in divorce and 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 http://cantv.org/live and participate in discussions on the Fatherhood Educational Institute Facebook page.