THURSDAY, JULY 25, 2019
"THE PRO BONO WORK TO EMPOWER ACT OF 2018 - with Ethics & pro Bono representation cle"
Chief Judge Philip A. Brimmer, U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado
James Wilder, Office of Attorney Regulation Counsel
Representatives of Several Legal Services Organizations, including Project Safeguard, the Rocky Mountain Victim Law Center, Family Tree, Colorado Legal Services, The District of Colorado Civil Pro Bono Panel, and the Federal Pro Se Clinic
Concluding remarks by Magistrate Judge S. Kato Crews
12 noon - 1:30 p.m.
This is a FREE CLE program.
Alfred A. Arraj Federal Courthouse
901 19th Street, Denver
jury assembly room
The POWER Act is the acronym for "Pro Bono Work to Empower and Represent Act of 2018" (P. L. 115-237) that Congress passed on September 4, 2018. The primary goal of the POWER Act is for the U.S. district courts to partner with a local, tribal, or territorial domestic abuse service provider and a local volunteer lawyer project to promote pro bono legal services as a way to empower survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking, and to engage citizens in assisting those survivors.
The U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado, the Faculty of Federal Advocates, and the Colorado Bar Association have partnered to offer this FREE program. Chief Judge Brimmer will speak about the POWER Act, its purpose and goals. OARC attorney James Wilder will present a one-hour ethics CLE with the title of "Ethics & Pro Bono Representation," discussing limited representation principles when volunteering through non-profit legal organizations. Representatives from several legal service providers will discuss pro bono volunteering opportunities Project Safeguard, the Rocky Mountain Victim Law Center, Family Tree, Colorado Legal Services, The District of Colorado Civil Pro Bono Panel, and the Federal Pro Se Clinic. Magistrate Judge S. Kato Crews will make concluding remarks.
2 General/1.2 Ethics CLE Credits approved.