Power Act CLE & Networking Reception

Each year to commemorate the enactment of the Power Act, Arkansas Access to Justice in conjunction with the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas organizes a CLE that centers around pro bono representation for survivors of domestic violence.

The Power Act was first introduced in 2017 and was signed into law on September 4, 2018 (Public Law No. 115-237). The purpose of the act is to raise awareness on domestic violence and to empower survivors through effective pro bono representation.

This year’s CLE offers 2 hours of CLE credit, a networking reception, and a tabling event for pro bono organizations.

The CLE event will be held on August 4, 2023 at the U.S. District Courthouse located at 500 W. Capitol Avenue, Little Rock, Arkansas, 72201. The event will begin at 1:30 P.M. with remarks by U.S. Magistrate Judge Joe Volpe, followed by a presentation on orders of protection and a panel that explores how judges  review domestic violence cases.

Amongst this year’s distinguished speakers are U.S. District Judge Brian Miller, Associate Justice Rhonda Wood,  Judge Amy Dunn Johnson, Judge Karen Whately, and Attorney Jennifer Stone. Please view a full copy of our schedule right below.

Given our limited venue capacity, only the first 65 registrants will be able to attend in-person. However, this CLE will also be offered via Zoom for those who are unable to attend in-person. If you have any questions regarding this CLE, please contact the interim program coordinator, Edith Chavez De Oseguera, at edith@arkansasjustice.org or 501.492.7172.

To attend in-person, click the button below or register at: https://forms.gle/BEvYYnyiPTcg7sqk7

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