POWER Act: Pro Bono Representation for Survivors of Domestic Violence (Webinar - Allegheny County)

Topics:
  • Domestic Violence / Protection from Abuse
  • Pro Bono

The Allegheny County Bar Association Federal Court Section is presenting a webinar entitled POWER Act: Pro Bono Representation for Survivors of Domestic Violence on Thursday, June 18, 2020 from 10:00 AM-11:00 AM.

The POWER Act, passed by U.S. Congress in 2019, requires the chief judge for each judicial district to conduct public events to promote pro bono legal services for survivors of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking.

The Act also requires the judge to organize public events aimed specifically at survivors belonging to trial organizations, if any live within their jurisdiction. A chief judge must, in conducting public events, seek to maximize the local impact and the provision of high-quality pro bono legal services to survivors, according to the Act.

This program will bring awareness to domestic violence situations in the community and provide opportunities for members of the bar to offer pro bono legal services to survivors.

Registration Fees
  • Law Student - ACBA Member: $0.00
  • Law Student - Non-ACBA Member: $25.00
  • Non-ACBA Member: $55.00
Speakers:
  • Susan Abramowich, Neighborhood Legal Services Association
  • Maria McLaughlin, Superior Court of Pennsylvania
  • Margaret Prescott, Women's Center & Shelter
  • David Spurgeon, Allegheny Co Court of Common Pleas-Family Div
  • Cynthia Eddy (MODERATOR), U.S. District Court, Western Dist of PA
  • CLE Credit Comments:

    PA CLE: 1 hour of Ethics CLE credit.

    Attendance at this event is categorized as "distance learning" by the PA CLE Board. On April 15, 2020, the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania issued a Court Order temporarily waiving the six (6) hour limitation on distance learning credits for 2020 compliance deadlines. Attorneys in Pennsylvania may now complete all 12 hours of their 2020 CLE requirements though approved distance learning activities. More information on distance learning CLE credit.

  • Contact:
    Allegheny County Bar Association
    412-261-6161