About the Expert:
Jeff Atkinson is an Adjunct Professor at DePaul University College of Law in Chicago, Illinois. Professor Atkinson has taught a variety of subjects, including family law. He also serves as a professor-reporter for the Illinois Judicial Conference, responsible for training Illinois judges in family law and legal ethics. He is author of a two-volume treatise entitled "Modern Child Custody Practice," published by Lexis Law Publishing of Charlottesville, Virginia. He is former chair of the ABA's Child Custody Committee, and has served as a member of the editorial board of the ABA's Family Advocate and Family Law Quarterly, both of which are quarterly magazines for lawyers and judges. Professor Atkinson also is a member of the ABA’s Family Law Section Council and serves as an ABA Advisor to the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws, an organization that drafts law for the states on family law issues and other topics.