What can be done when survivors of domestic violence face judges who are unprepared to handle their cases? Hear from Ben Weinberg, Pro Bono Partner at Dentons in Chicago, about how an Orders of Protection Appellate Project is helping pro bono clients get a second chance at getting justice from the courts.
If the topic of this episode brings up anything for you or someone you care about, you can reach out for support at:
National Domestic Violence Hotline, www.thehotline.org, 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) or TTY 1-800-787-3224
National Sexual Assault Hotline, www.rainn.org/resources, 1-800-656-4673
If the topic of this episode inspires you to get involved in appeals for domestic violence survivors, you can learn about DV LEAP, an appellate project at the Network for Victim Recovery DC, at https://www.nvrdc.org/dv-leap. If you are interested in supporting appellate advocacy for survivors or being contacted about the next NVRDC pro bono training, please email email@example.com.
The Network: Advocating Against Domestic Violence, the leading domestic violence advocacy organization in Illinois, honored Dentons with its distinguished Leadership Award for its pro bono work related to the Order of Protection Appeals project.
FEATURED IN THIS EPISODE
As Pro Bono Partner, Ben Weinberg works with Dentons' Global and US Pro Bono Committees and with firmwide and regional leadership to manage the firm's substantial pro bono program. In addition, Ben helps develop new pro bono initiatives with legal aid providers, nonprofits, and NGOs. He encourages and facilitates pro bono participation across Dentons and helps firm lawyers establish pro bono practices that complement and expand their billable practices. Ben also helps develop and support pro bono and community service partnerships with Dentons' clients. Ben is the Board Secretary of the Law Firm Antiracism Alliance, and frequently presents at leading pro bono conferences, including the PILnet Global Pro Bono Forum, the National Legal Aid and Defender Association's Equal Justice Conference, and the APBCo Academy. He also is adjunct faculty at Northwestern Law School, where he co-teaches a seminar on pro bono in large law firms.