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Joch the Support Dog Helps Victims of Child Abuse

Child abuse victims in Bloomington, Illinois have a new friend to provide love and comfort. Joch (pronounced Jock) is a two-year-old black Labrador and is the first support dog to come to McLean Count...

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Domestic relations law change critical to children

This article by Michael Ian Bender on child related domestic relations law, originally appeared in the Illinois State Bar Association’s Bench & Bar Newsletter, Vol. 46 #4, December 2015. Cl...

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Chicago Attorney Michael Ian Bender Named Among 10 Best in Illinois

 The American Institute of Family Law Attorneys (AIOFLA) has recognized the exceptional performance of Illinois’ Family Law Attorney Michael Ian Bender as one of the state’s 10 “Best Family L...

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Will Everything Be Alright? How Faith Can Help Children Cope with Divorce

Michael contributes as a guest blogger to family-focused site, Outnumbered 3 to 1. Michael shares his thoughts on how religious faith or spirituality can provide short and life-lasting comfort to chil...

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Michael Ian Bender is Someone You Should Know

Michael Ian Bender was recently profiled in Chicago’s North Shore monthly community paper, the YOU journal, as someone you should know. Learn more about Michael’s favorite passions in life....

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Chicago Attorney and Retired Judge Michael Ian Bender Applauds State’s Efforts to Further Legal Protection of Children during National Child Abuse Prevention Month

CHICAGO – (April 21, 2015) According to the Department of Children and Family Services, an Illinois child dies of abuse or neglect every three days. Michael Ian Bender, a retired Judge of the Illino...

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