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United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York

09/24/2020 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 09/24/2020 12:49

2020 POWER Act Event Invitation

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 2020 webinar is an opportunity to connect with lawyers throughout the state and to identify the challenges faced by domestic violence survivors, the legal resources available throughout the district, and the existing and developing pro bono opportunities focused on survivors.. Please join us as we hear from authors and survivors, Joanne M. Cherisma and Glenna McCarthy, with introductions from SDNY Chief Judge Colleen McMahon, EDNY Chief Judge Roslynn R. Mauskopf, and NDNY Chief Judge Glenn. T. Suddaby. Preregistration is necessary. Please see the PDF invitation for more information.