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New Resources

National Disaster Recovery & Resilience Free CLE Training

Current and Emerging Issues in Disaster Response: Legal Strategies and Practices for Helping Survivors

Pro Bono Net, Equal Justice Works, and Lone Star Legal Aid are pleased to announce a new and comprehensive Practising Law Institute training program for attorneys, community organizers, and other advocates across the United States committed to disaster response, recovery, and resilience. You can find the program materials and segment recordings here. This program is free and will be available on-demand through December 2023. Attorneys seeking CLE credit for their jurisdictions can see CLE details on the page.

New National Disaster Attorney Guidebook

The National Disaster Attorney Guidebook is a new eBook from Equal Justice Works and the ABA Young Lawyers Division created to provide pro bono and legal aid attorneys with an overview of disaster assistance resources and best practices for the advocates of low-income disaster survivors.


Become a Legal Volunteer

You put in the hours to become a legal expert. Can communities affected by natural disasters count on your skills? Visit www.disasterlegalaid.org/get-started to learn more.

FEMA's Updated Individual Assistance Program and Policy Guide (IAPPG)

In 2021, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), announced updates to its Individual Assistance Program and Policy Guide. For the latest version of the guide, please click here

In addition, on September 2, 2021, FEMA announced an amendment to the IAPPG. This update includes additional flexibility for survivors to verify occupancy and ownership of damaged property. See the updates here