October 10, 2018

Disaster Relief

Disaster Relief Volunteer Opportunities

Disaster Relief Volunteer Opportunities


If you would like to volunteer legal assistance to survivors of Hurricane Harvey, Hurricane Irma, Hurricane Maria, or the California Wildfires please click on the tabs above, for more information, regarding volunteer opportunities or FREE CLE webinars to aid in providing legal assistance. 

Volunteer lawyers needed in California, Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands, Florida, Georgia, Texas

Hurricanes Harvey & Irma

Texas attorneys

To volunteer, contact the State Bar of Texas or the Houston Volunteer Lawyers.

Out of state attorneys

To volunteer, 1) Fill out this form from the State Bar of Texas.

**Supreme Court of Texas:  Amended Emergency Order After Hurricane Harvey Permitting Out-Of-State Lawyers To Practice Texas Law Temporarily

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 services on this ABA site pursuant to orders of the Texas Supreme Court.  A place for not only legal information, but also a place for licensed attorneys to volunteer to provide brief advice and assistance. The current income cap is lifted for the time being.

Hurricane Harvey Flyer for Attorneys

Hurricane Maria

Attorneys need for disaster legal aid

US Virgin Islands

For more details, click here and sign up at U.S. Virgin Islands FEMA Disaster Legal Services Hotline Volunteer Form  

Puerto Rico

ABA YLD Disaster Legal Services Volunteer Attorney Intake Form-Puerto Rico / División de Abogados Jóvenes del Colegio de Abogados de Estados Unidos (ABA YLD, por sus siglas en inglés) formulario de admisión para abogados voluntarios para servicios de asistencia legal-Puerto Rico

California Wildfires

Assist Survivors of the Northern California Fires

Volunteers are needed to help staff a legal hotline and resource table at Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC) in the near future. Volunteers also will be needed to handle pro bono cases to assist fire survivors in the next 1-3 months. Online trainings and technical assistance are available. Malpractice insurance will also be provided by the local legal services provider for all pro bono work through the programs. Please complete and submit the sign up form. You will receive follow up information by email. If you have any questions, please contact Sharon Ngim or Elizabeth Hom at the State Bar of California Office of Legal Services.

Federal Assistance

Federal Assistance


Federal Emergency Management Agency ( FEMA)

Call 1-800-621-3362
Speech Disability/Hearing Loss/Use TTY: 1-800-462-7585
Use 711 or Video Relay Service (VRS): 1-800-621-3362

U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)

SBA - Disaster Assistance


Resources for Lawyers

A Lawyer's Guide to Disaster Planning
Disaster planning tool created specifically for a legal practice

A Guide to Disaster Planning for Bar Associations
Disaster planning tool created specifically for Bar Associations

Legal Resources


Harvey Relief Assistance: Need help? / ¿Necesita ayuda? / Besoin d’aide? http://www.houstonimmigration.org/harvey/


Federal and National Organizations

State and Local Organizations