Domestic violence coalition to offer training on pro bono victim representation

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Attorneys interested in receiving training on modest means and pro bono representation of domestic violence victims will have an opportunity to do so at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana next month.

The Southern District Court announced the “Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence Satellite Attorney Recruitment & Training Program” on Friday. The training aims to increase attorney awareness and participation in the Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence’s Satellite Attorney Program, which provides representation and offers free civil legal services to low-income victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking. Participating attorneys will gain the knowledge necessary to provide civil legal assistance to survivors of domestic violence for a modest means hourly rate.

Kerry Hyatt Bennett, ICADV’s legal counsel, will provide the training on June 28 from noon to 1:30 p.m. Opening remarks will be given by Chief Judge Jane E. Magnus-Stinson. The event will take place in the court’s Jury Assembly Room, room 172, on the first floor of the Birch Bayh Federal Building and United States Courthouse, 46 East Ohio St., Indianapolis.

Those interested in attending the free event must be attorneys licensed to practice law in the State of Indiana. Reservation is required no later than June 17 and can be completed here. The event provides 1.5 hours of continuing legal education credit.

More information regarding the event can be found here or by contacting Mary Giorgio at [email protected].

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