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Free Attorney Training and CLE Opportunity

Monday, August 23, 2021

The POWER Act is the acronym for "Pro Bono Work to Empower and Represent Act of 2018" (P. L. 115-237) that Congress passed on September 4, 2018. The primary goal of the POWER Act is for the United States district courts to partner with a local, tribal, or territorial domestic abuse service provider and a local volunteer lawyer project to promote pro bono legal services as a way to empower survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking, and to engage citizens in assisting those survivors.

This year, our Court is again partnering with the Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence (ICADV) to put on a training program for attorneys on modest means/pro bono representation of victims of domestic violence in Indiana. The attorney training program will be provided by ICADV’s Legal Counsel, Kerry Hyatt Bennett. The goal of the training program is to increase attorney awareness and participation in the ICADV Satellite Attorney Program, which provides representation to victims of domestic violence. Attorneys will gain the knowledge needed to provide civil legal assistance to survivors of domestic violence for a modest means hourly rate. Attorneys who participate in the Satellite Attorney Program are paid $75 per hour when they represent survivors. Opening remarks will be given by Chief Judge Jon E. DeGuilio.

This program will take place via Zoom video conferencing on Friday, September 17, 2021, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. C.D.T./10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. E.D.T. Please note the time and time zone of this event.

Attendance for this event is limited to practicing attorneys in the State of Indiana. There is no cost to attend and 1.5 hours of Indiana Continuing Legal Education credit has been approved.

Registration is required for this event, which can be done by clicking on the registration link: https://www.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_4o4JfCcmTCWqmdsbjuCnmA

For more information, contact Rob Kinsella at rob_kinsella@innd.uscourts.gov.