Volunteer Lawyers Project
The Docket
Newsletter, Issue 4
Free, Virtual POWER Act CLE on 9/16

Please join Anne Lucas, Interim Director of the University of Cincinnati College of Law's Domestic Violence and Civil Protection Order Clinic and Suzy Firestone, Legal Aid Society of Southwest Ohio, LLC Staff Attorney and Supervisor of the Domestic Violence and Civil Protection Order Clinic, as they present at the live interactive webinar on Wednesday, September 16 from 10:00-11:30 am. In this webinar, we strive to identify the challenges faced by domestic violence survivors during the pandemic, the legal resources that are available throughout the district, as well as the existing and developing pro bono opportunities focused on survivors of domestic violenceThis webinar is an opportunity to connect with lawyers throughout the Southern District as we focus on this important issue. 1.5 CLE credit pending.

This event is hosted by the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, Federal Bar Association, Ohio State Legal Services Association, Legal Aid Society of Greater Cincinnati and Greater Dayton Volunteer Lawyers Project

You can register for the CLE here. 

*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. 
Learn more about this order here.
Elizabeth Zak to Leave the VLP

Elizabeth Zak will be leaving her position as VLP Managing Attorney on September 15. She will be moving to Cleveland, her hometown, where she will be joining the staff of Cleveland Legal Aid. We wish Elizabeth the best in her new position.

After Elizabeth's last day, volunteers can direct their questions to the VLP Pro Bono Coordinator, Rhonda Tucker, at rtucker@lascinti.org.

The job description for this position is listed here.
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