CLE: Empowering Survivors: Understanding and Combating Domestic Violence on Tribal Lands and in Surrounding Communities
This program is free of charge, but registration is required. Please note the Zoom link will be provided to all registrants 1-2 days before the program.
0.5 CLE credit available in Diversity, Inclusion & Elimination of Bias (approved for experienced attorneys only)
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This program, convened under the POWER Act by the Federal Court, WDNY, brings together an array of speakers, and will be led by Chief Judge Geraci and serve to highlight the pro bono legal services available in our community to help survivors of domestic violence and assault. The round table discussion is designed for legal practitioners, social workers, tribal members, and attorneys.
Casey Allen, Supervisor, Seneca Nation Child and Family Services, Seneca Nation of Indians
Robert M. Elardo, Esq., ECBA Volunteer Lawyers Project
Hon. Frank P. Geraci, Jr., Chief District Judge, WDNY
Emma L. Buckthal, Esq., ECBA Volunteer Lawyers Project
Andrew F. Emborsky, Esq., Neighborhood Legal Services
Jessica Fitzpatrick, Esq., Family Justice Center
Alexander Fehrman, Esq., Center for Elder & Justice
Vanessa Guite, Esq., ECBA Volunteer Lawyers Project
Nicole Parshall, Esq., Center for Elder Law & Justice
Holly P. Tucker, Esq., Chief, Domestic Violence Bureau Erie County, District Attorney
Additional presenters to be announced
A special thank you to the planning committee for making this program possible:
Mary C. Loewenguth, Clerk of Court, WDNY
Brian Jacek, Law Clerk to Chief Judge Frank P. Geraci, Jr.
Casey Allen, Seneca Nation of Indians
Robert M. Elardo, Esq., Executive Director, ECBA Volunteer Lawyers Project
Maria Valeri, VLP Pro Bono Recruitment Coordinator, Volunteer Lawyers Project
Anne M. Noble, Executive Director, Bar Association of Erie County
This program is co-sponsored by the following: