Thank you for your interest in the National Disaster Legal Aid Advocacy Center. The Advocacy Center is a free and secure national online practice area for nonprofit legal aid advocates and volunteer lawyers assisting the needs of individuals and communities impacted by natural disasters. The Advocacy Center is a joint effort between Lone Star Legal Aid and Pro Bono Net. To learn more about the organizations behind DisasterLegalAid.org, please visit https://www.disasterlegalaid.org/about/.
The National Disaster Legal Aid Resource Center was originally launched in 2008 as a direct outgrowth of a website called Katrina Legal Aid, developed in 2005 in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. With funding from the Legal Services Corporation's Technology Initiative Grant program, DisasterLegalAid.org was significantly expanded in 2014. This site is a collaborative effort of Pro Bono Net, Lone Star Legal Aid, the American Bar Association, the Legal Services Corporation, and the National Legal Aid and Defender Association.
Benefits of Joining
You will have access to a network of disaster legal aid advocates across multiple jurisdictions, a national listserv and calendar, a brief bank comprising winning FEMA appeals forms, monthly emails with upcoming events and new resources, materials on national community discussions, and news and alerts of interest to the community.
Who Should Join
We welcome advocates and volunteers from nonprofit legal aid organizations, bar associations, pro bono counsel from law firms and corporations, law school students and faculty, and allied nonprofits working on nonprofit disaster legal aid and related efforts.
How To Join
To sign up, please click on Join Us at www.disasterlegalaid.org/advocates. We ask that you please do not use your personal email address unless it is also the email you commonly use for your work. After you complete and submit the registration form on the following page, you will receive a confirmation email. As soon as your registration is reviewed and approved, you will receive another email with your username and chosen password that will allow you to login to the site.
Terms and Conditions of Use
By joining the Advocacy Center, you agree to follow Pro Bono Net’s Terms and Conditions of Use. The materials provided in this practice area should be used as a general reference guide and not be relied upon as providing specific legal or used for any fee-generating cases.
If you are an attorney looking for pro bono opportunities in disaster areas, you may visit the National Disaster Legal Aid Resource Center’s Attorney page at https://www.disasterlegalaid.org/volunteer/.
How Can We Help?
What can we do to support response efforts you are engaged in? Do you have any questions or comments? Please contact Jeanne at firstname.lastname@example.org.