Nancy Ver Steegh, J.D., M.S.W., is a professor at Mitchell Hamline School of Law in St. Paul, Minnesota, where she teaches courses on family law, domestic violence, family law residency, and family mediation. Her publications include articles exploring domestic violence in the context of child-related decision making and implications for processes such as mediation, collaborative law, court system triage, and establishment of parenting time in child support proceedings. She is the coauthor of two family law texts, Work of the Family Lawyerand Family Law: Examples & Explanations, and she is a member of the board of editors of the Family Court Review.
Professor Ver Steegh is a consultant to the Battered Women’s Justice Project (BWJP) and the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ). She served on the ABA Commission on Domestic and Sexual Violence and as the President of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC). She was the reporter for the AFCC task force that developed guidelines for child custody evaluators examining the effects of intimate partner violence on children and parenting.
Professor Ver Steegh previously worked as a legal aid attorney concentrating on law reform in the areas of domestic violence, housing, public benefits, and civil rights. She has trained police, judges, prosecutors, and domestic violence professionals across the United States, Canada, and Turkey.