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The POWER Act is the federal "Pro Bono Work to Empower and Represent Act of 2018" (P.L. 115-237). The U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado, the Faculty of Federal Advocates, and the Colorado Bar Association are partners in offering this FREE CLE focusing on pro bono and volunteer opportunities in Southwest Colorado. Representatives from Colorado Legal Services, the Sexual Assault Services Organization in Durango, and the Colorado Coalition Against Sexual Assault in Towaoc will discuss pro bono and other volunteering opportunities with the goal of increasing the provision of pro bono legal services for Native American victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking.
In addition, Chief Judge Philip A. Brimmer will speak about the POWER Act and its pur- pose and goals. OARC attorney James Wilder will present a 50-minute ethics CLE titled "Ethics & Pro Bono Representation," discussing limited representation principles when volunteering through non-profit legal organizations. Magistrate Judge James M. Candelaria in Durango will make concluding remarks.
Click HERE for the written materials for the program.
3 General/1 Ethics CLE credits approved.
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