FREE PRO BONO CLE – HELPING THE HELPLESS: A “POWER ACT” PROGRAM
THE JUDGES OF THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF FLORIDA INVITE YOU TO ATTEND A FREE CLE ON SPOTTING THE SIGNS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND FINANCIAL ABUSE AND HOW YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE.
WHEN: August 14, 2019 at 4:00 P.M.
WHERE: The jury assembly rooms of the Wilkie D. Ferguson Courthouse, U.S. Federal
Building and Courthouse in Broward County, Paul G. Rogers Federal Building
and U.S. Courthouse, and Alto Lee Adams, Sr. U.S. Courthouse
CLE: Application pending, including request for ethics credit
PRO BONO: Can be reported to Florida Bar for pro bono hours
Registration information will be available beginning July 15, 2019
The POWER Act, passed by Congress in 2018, requires the chief judge of each judicial
district to provide training that promotes pro bono representation for victims of domestic
violence and abuse. In keeping with that mandate, the District Court and Bankruptcy
Court have put together a “POWER Act” CLE program to provide attendees with
information about domestic violence and financial and emotional abuse.
The program will be live cast from the Ferguson Courthouse in Miami, with broadcasts to
the Fort Lauderdale, Palm Beach and Fort Pierce courthouses. The program will include
presentations by various speakers who will explain why these issues are relevant to
federal court practitioners, the tremendous need for help in these areas, spotting signs of
physical, financial and emotional abuse, and how you, as attorneys, can help.
Attendees will have the opportunity for additional CLE credit by attending training in
obtaining certain kinds of injunctive relief. Training will be available in the Palm Beach,
Fort Lauderdale and Miami locations. The total anticipated time of the program, including
the training, will be two hours.
Attorneys who attend this program will be encouraged to accept pro bono cases for the
representation of victims through various programs in the Southern District of Florida
who provide legal assistance to survivors of domestic abuse.
- Category: Upcoming Events
- Date: August 14, 2019
- Start Time: 4:00pm
- End Time: 6:00pm