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Disaster Relief: Lawyers Pitching In (PBEye)

Monday, June 06, 2011

This post from the PBEye, the blog of the Pro Bono Institute, discusses how lawyers, in the face of a seemingly endless string of natural diasters, can volunteer to assist those who are striken. 

Examples of ways that attorneys can offer pro bono assistance include: 

  • Staffing Clinics and Hotlines
  • Developing Legal Resources and Manuals
  • Litigating on Behalf of Victims
  • Visiting the Disaster Site

Read the entire for more details on how to thughtfully and efffectively render assistance.

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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. 

Learn more about the history and programs behind DisasterLegalAid.org.