Save the Date 8/14/2019: Helping the Helpless: A "Power Act" Program, Free Pro Bono CLE


 

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: WHERE:

August 14, 2019 at 4:00 P.M.
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
Application pending, including request for ethics credit

CLE:
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.