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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 and the Faculty of Federal Advocates are partners in offering this FREE CLE focusing on pro bono and volunteer opportunities in assisting Native American tribal members who are victims of domestic violence in the Denver metro area and in southwest Colorado.
Representatives from the Denver Indian Center, Metro Volunteer Lawyers, and domestic violence prevention and advocacy groups in southwest Colorado Ute Mountain Ute, Southern Ute, and organizations such as Colorado Legal Services in Durango 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, Judge Nina Y. Wang will speak about the POWER Act and its purpose and goals.
Colorado Supreme Court Office of Attorney Regulation Counsel Deputy Attorney Regulation Counsel James Wilder will present a 50-minute ethics CLE discussing limited representation principles when volunteering through non-profit legal organizations.
FFA and CBA members are welcome to attend the event at the Denver Indian Center, or attend by Zoom webinar. Those who attend in person are also invited to participate in the Denver Indian Legal Center Legal Clinic, 6-8 p.m.
This event is free for FFA members and non-members alike.
A recording of the program is available HERE. Passcode is: 4n?DQi1S
Materials are available HERE.
2 general/1 ethics CLE credit approved.
Please contact U.S. District Court Legal Officer Ed Butler at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions.
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