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New Resource Available for Attorneys Representing Disaster Survivors

Thursday, December 23, 2021

  • Disaster Legal Services Program

The program, “Current and Emerging Issues in Disaster Response: Legal Strategies and Practices for Helping Survivors,” is divided into several segments with over twenty (20) subject-matter experts covering topics related to:

·       The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the types of assistance programs made available after a federal major disaster declaration

·       Types of legal needs that arise after a disaster and advocacy strategies for attorneys representing disaster survivors

·       How climate disasters, laws, and other policies around disaster recovery affect survivors with disabilities, immigrant communities, and racial minorities

·       Examples of legal response frameworks and efforts in the aftermath of past major disasters

·       Uses of technology in disaster preparedness, response, and long-term recovery

·       When and how pro bono attorneys, law students, and other advocates can assist legal response efforts


This Practising Law Institute program was co-designed and co-hosted by Pro Bono Net, Equal Justice Works, and Lone Star Legal Aid for attorneys, community organizers, and other advocates across the United States committed to disaster response, recovery, and resilience. You can find the program materials and segment recordings on the Practising Law Institute’s website here. This program is free and will be available on-demand through November 2022. Attorneys seeking CLE credit for their jurisdictions can see CLE details on the page.