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ABA/FEMA Disaster Legal Assistance Program - ABA Young Lawyers Division (Southern California)

This contact serves Southern California. The American Bar Association's Young Lawyers Division (YLD) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) have a Memorandum of Understanding creating the Disaster Legal Assistance Program. The memorandum requires the YLD to provide pro bono disaster related legal services to low-income victims of a federally-declared disaster when asked to do so by FEMA. One means of delivering legal services is through a disaster hotline, but YLD also employs clinics and disaster resource centers as well.

  • State(s) of Volunteer Opportunity: California
  • Area of law: Disaster and Crisis Assistance, Legal needs of disaster victims
  • Malpractice insurance is provided for volunteers: No
  • Training Provided: Yes
  • Training Required: Yes
  • CLE credit for trainings: Yes
  • Training / Supervision Comments: On demand CLE training: http://www.pli.edu/Content/OnDemand/Providing_Legal_Assistance_in_the_Aftermath/_/N-4nZ1z11qq8?fromsearch=false&ID=270124
  • CLE credit for pro bono: No
  • Mentoring or supervision offered: Yes
  • Volunteer lawyers need to meet a caseload or hours requirement: No
  • Long Distance Opportunities: Conduct Research, Draft or Translate Legal Documents, Mentor Volunteer Lawyers
  • Volunteers may participate long-distance: Yes
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