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New York Adopts "Katrina" Rule for Out-of-State Lawyers

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

NY recently adopted the “Katrina” rule for out-of-state lawyers to volunteer their legal services in New York when the Court of Appeals has determined an emergency exists affecting the justice system. The text of the rule is at http://www.courts.state.ny.us/CTAPPS/news/nottobar/MajorDisaster.pdf.

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Disaster Legal Response Resources for Advocates

The National Disaster Legal Aid Advocacy Center welcomes all 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 disaster legal aid.

The Advocacy Center includes information disaster response initiatives, upcoming events for advocates, developments from the field, and access to a network of over 600 advocates across the country. It is free to join, but some areas are password-protected. The Advocacy Center is maintained by Lone Star Legal Aid, a legal service provider in Texas. 

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