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National Disaster

Legal Aid

Resources for Pro Bono Volunteers

Puerto Rico

Additional Ways to Help Puerto Rico- Legal Corps

Key Hurricane Harvey Resources for Volunteers

 

 
    

Donate to the Texas Access to Justice Foundation's Hurricane Harvey Legal Aid Fund

 

Lawline Provides Complimentary Disaster Relief Courses to Attorneys Nationwide

 

Attorneys in any U.S. Jurisdiction
Texas Free Legal Answers – If you are a licensed attorney in any U.S. jurisdiction, you can perform pro bono brief advice and assistance on this ABA site pursuant to orders of the Texas Supreme Court. (Hurricane Harvey Flyer for Attorneys)

Manual to support volunteer attorneys
Resource Materials for Responding to Legal Questions from those Affected by Disasters
This manual, hosted at the State Bar of Texas website, was prepared to better orient volunteer lawyers regarding the provision of pro bono legal services to victims of natural disasters.

   Free ABA CLE Resources
The following on-demand CLE programs are free for any attorney who wants information to help survivors

Representing Disaster Survivors: Challenges to Survivors AND Lawyers (On-Demand CLE)
This program provides background from experienced experts on the most recurring legal issues disaster survivors face including: insurance disputes, FEMA benefits, landlord-tenant disputes, consumer fraud, and more.


Representing Disaster Survivors II: Practical Litigation Tips on How to Succeed in Court and Administrative Hearings (On-Demand CLE)
This program provides information on handling the long-term and complex legal issues that linger after the initial disaster.

 

 

free legal help in your state: LawHelp.org

  • Recovering from Disaster | by FEMA
  • DisasterAssistance.gov | A secure, user-friendly web portal that consolidates information about federally funded government assistance to disaster victims, including the ability to apply for FEMA benefits directly online. [Example of body paragraph copy]
  • State Offices of Emergency Management | A list of the emergency management offices in all 50 states plus territories.
  • Disaster Distress Helpline | The Disaster Distress Helpline (DDH) is the first national hotline dedicated to providing year-round disaster crisis counseling. This toll-free, multilingual, crisis support service is available 24/7 via telephone (1-800-985-5990) and SMS (text 'TalkWithUs' to 66746) to residents in the U.S. and its territories who are experiencing emotional distress related to natural or man-made disasters.
  • Disaster Distress Helpline | The Disaster Distress Helpline (DDH) is the first national hotline dedicated to providing year-round disaster crisis counseling. This toll-free, multilingual, crisis support service is available 24/7 via telephone (1-800-985-5990) and SMS (text 'TalkWithUs' to 66746) to residents in the U.S. and its territories who are experiencing emotional distress related to natural or man-made disasters.
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If you are a pro bono or legal services attorney working on a disaster-related case and have a question, consider contacting the National Disaster Legal Aid Advisory Group to tap into their expertise and experience.