2022 Virtual Power Act Event
The Pro Bono Work to Empower and Represent Act of 2018 (the “POWER Act”), aims to help victims and survivors of domestic violence gain access to pro bono legal services. Under the Act, the chief judge in each judicial district must host at least one public event annually to promote pro bono services to empower survivors of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking. In doing so, the chief judge seeks to maximize the local impact and delivery of high-quality pro bono legal services to survivors. This 2022 webinar is an opportunity to connect with lawyers throughout the states and to identify the challenges faced by domestic violence survivors, the legal resources available throughout the respective districts, and the existing and developing pro bono opportunities focused on survivors.
Please join us as we hear from special guests Danijela Steinfeld, Sabreen Miah, Andrew Lausten, and Jennifer Aleman, with pro bono attorneys Astha Sharma and Mina Waller. The event is hosted by the Chief Judges of the Northern, Southern, Eastern, and Western Districts of New York, as well as the Districts of Connecticut and Vermont: HON. Glenn T. Suddaby (NDNY), HON. Laura Taylor Swain (SDNY), HON. Margo Brodie (EDNY), HON. Elizabeth A. Wolford, and HON. Stefan Underhill (DOC) HON. Geoffrey Crawford (DVT).
*This is a free program. No CLE credit will be available.
To RSVP, CLICK HERE. Please respond by September 10, 2022.