Tubman Pro Bono Safety Project - New Volunteer Attorney Training

Event Description

The MSBA Civil Litigation Section is pleased to announce that it is sponsoring a new pro bono program in collaboration with the Tubman Pro Bono Safety Project.

The Safety Project provides high quality pro bono representation to low-income domestic violence victim survivors seeking civil Orders for Protection who have a compelling need for legal assistance. Tubman staff will provide volunteer attorneys with training, case information, and legal support in Hennepin, Ramsey, and Washington counties.  The MSBA Civil Litigation Section hopes to recruit volunteer lawyers*, both experienced and inexperienced, to team up to provide legal representation to Tubman clients. 

This program has been designed to achieve three goals:
• PRO BONO -- Recruitment, training, assignment and retention of volunteer attorneys to represent Tubman clients in Order for Protection/Harassment Restraining Order hearings. 
• MENTORSHIP – Pairing and connecting volunteer lawyers, to mentor each other through their representation of Tubman clients.  
• CIVIL LITIGATION SKILL DEVELOPMENT – Volunteer lawyers will develop client counseling, trial preparation, negotiation and trial skills through their representation of Tubman clients.  

*Are you a law student interested in gaining experience? Tubman routinely supervises certified student attorney law clerks. If you are a law student interested in the program but do not already have a supervising attorney identified, Tubman can help you find a supervisor after you've taken the training.


Shiloh Bute | Managing Attorney, Tubman

CLE Credits:

3.75 Standard CLE Credits | Event Code: 412265


Free for everyone

Deadline to register: October 26, 2021. To register after that time, email the program manager.

Remote Participation: Remote instructions will be emailed to you the day prior to the event.

Accommodations: The MSBA is committed to creating an inclusive environment in which all members can participate fully. If you need reasonable accommodations to participate in this event, please notify the program manager.  Please provide notification at least 72 hours prior to the meeting to allow sufficient time to make arrangements for accommodations. Thank you.

Program Manager:
Kara Haro


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Friday, October 29, 2021

8:00 AM to 12:00 PM