Committee on Disaster Response and Preparedness 

Our mission is to: educate lawyers, bar associations and the justice system to help them prepare for and respond to disasters; provide resources to assist lawyers and the public recover from disasters; and, ensure the rule of law in times of disaster. 

Hurricane Florence Hotline Numbers

North Carolina residents: 1-833-242-3549 South Carolina residents: 1-877-797-2227 ext. 120

ABA disaster response resources for lawyers

Learn how you can disaster-proof your firm and how lawyers can help with recovery efforts.

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ABA Journal Resources for Disaster Response

Stay up-to-date on natural disaster legal news with the ABA Journal’s coverage

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A Guide to Disaster Planning for Bar Associations

Disaster planning tool created specifically for Bar Associations.

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A Lawyer's Guide to Disaster Planning

Disaster planning tool created specifically for a legal practice.

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ABA Policy

In recent years, the Standing Committee has adopted numerous policies related to disaster preparedness and response in the areas listed below. Please see summary of these policies that cover 2003 – 2017, with links to view the full text of each policy.

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Surviving a Disaster: Are you Prepared?

The Committee's video on disaster preparedness was recently honored with a Gold Stevie® Award.