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Building and Sustaining Disaster Response Networks: Lessons Learned from 2017

  • Organization: Pro Bono Net, Lone Star Legal Aid, Legal Aid Association of California
  • Document Type: Training materials
  • Date Created: Thursday, November 08, 2018
  • Submitted: Thursday, November 08, 2018
  • Attachment(s): PDF

NLADA 2018 Workshop Presentation for Building and Sustaining Disaster Response Networks: Lessons Learned from 2017. 

2017 was an unprecedented year in disaster response. Nearly across the board, these events have had a disproportionate impact on low-income communities, immigrant communities, the elderly, or otherwise vulnerable individuals. This session will spotlight disaster response strategies deployed in 2017 in Texas and Northern California to quickly mobilize legal response efforts, support collaboration among programs working in affected areas, and reach affected communities. We will also discuss new online resources and networking tools available through to assist field response efforts nationally in future rapid response scenarios.


Clarissa Ayala,  Communications Director, Lone Star Legal Aid
Saundra Brown, Directing Attorney Disaster Legal Services, Lone Star Legal Aid
Liz Keith, Program Director, Pro Bono Net
Lauren Lofton, Program Attorney, Legal Aid Association of California