The Pro Bono Work to Empower and Represent Act of 2018 (POWER Act), helps survivors of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking gain access to pro bono legal services. It requires the chief judge for each judicial district to conduct public events to promote pro bono legal services for survivors.
On August 27, 2020 in partnership with the Eastside Legal Assistance Program and WAVE Legal Hope, the FBA-WDWA provided afternoon training for advocates interested in offering pro bono representation to domestic violence survivors pursuant to the POWER Act.
The 2020 training followed a September 2019 program that provided information about the Missing and Murdered Native American Women Report. It included presentations by attorneys who work with tribes in Washington state and identified ways attorneys can help. Watch the video of that program here.