Supporting and Providing Resources to Those at Risk
September 26, 2023 at 11:00 am
U.S. District Court for Northern District of Illinois
U.S. District Court for Southern District of Illinois, Clerk of Court
Former Presiding Judge of the Family Division and Former Presiding Judge of the Domestic Violence of the 17th Judicial Circuit of Illinois
Judicare Legal Aid, Deputy Director
Judicare Legal Aid, Staff Attorney
U.S. District Court for Eastern District of Wisconsin
Over the course of the seminar, our speakers will provide an overview of intimate partner violence dynamics; understanding the cycle of violence; working with survivors of domestic violence challenges; the pro bono opportunities available in Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin to support survivors; and best practices in providing limited legal services.
1.0 hour of CLE credit for Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin, pending approval, is provided by The Seventh Circuit Bar Association.
The Pro Bono Work to Empower and Represent Act of 2018 (the “POWER Act”), aims to help victims and survivors of domestic violence gain access to pro bono legal services. Under the Act, the chief judge in each judicial district must host at least one public event annually to promote pro bono services to empower survivors of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking. In doing so, the chief judge seeks to maximize the local impact and delivery of high-quality pro bono legal services to survivors.