The Pro Bono Work to Empower and Represent (POWER) Act of 2018, P.L. 115‐237, requires federal judicial district courts to lead an annual public event in partnership with a State, local, or tribal domestic violence service provider or coalition and a State or local volunteer lawyer project, promoting pro bono legal services as a critical way in which to empower survivors of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking, and engage citizens in assisting those survivors.

This seminar will allow participants of both the legal community and the public to understand the Federal Power Act and the community resources available to them including the survivor perspective from the Mary Byron Project and the defense perspective on domestic violence cases presented by the Louisville Metro Public Defender. Topics will also include how attorneys can become involved in the pro bono appellate project.

Speakers will be Angela Rea, Louisville Metro Public Defender, and Jami Young, Mary Byron Project. Moderated by Laura P. Russell, Eddins Domine Law Group and Magistrate Judge Colin H. Lindsay




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