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Austin Bar Wildfire Response Team Attorney Volunteer Training CLE

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

  • Austin Bar Association

Date: Tuesday, Sept. 20
Time: 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Location: Austin Bar Association, 816 Congress Ave., Suite 700
CLE: 2.0 hours MCLE ethics credit
Cost: Free to Austin Bar/AYLA Members
RSVP to Marissa Lara-Arebalo at 472-0279, x100 or e-mail

The Austin Bar is offering a free CLE training for attorney volunteers responding to legal questions and providing assistance to all those affected by the wildfire. This training will cover:

* Ethics & Pro Bono Service
* FEMA & Public Benefits
* Home Ownership Issues (title/mortgage, tax & fencing, barn, pens)
* Landlord-Tenant Concerns
* Insurance and Consumer Law Issues
* Pet and Animal Welfare Law

Also, be aware, Volunteer Legal Services of Central Texas is providing malpractice coverage to lawyers volunteering through the Austin Bar.

Thank you to all the volunteer attorneys and donors for your support in helping evacuees affected by the Bastrop wildfires!


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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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