Disaster Legal Services
Since 2007, DLS has responded to 222 disasters in 45 states and 5 U.S. territories.
California Severe Winter Storms, Flooding, Landslides, and Mudslides (2022)
All Disasters (Legal Aid Disaster Resource Center)
Legal resources and critical information for legal aid professionals, pro bono volunteers, and the disaster survivors they assist for past disaster declarations in the U.S.
Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) Locator
FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) are accessible facilities and mobile offices you can visit to learn more about FEMA and other disaster assistance programs.
Disaster Legal Services Pro Bono Portal
Attorneys can help on the ABA/Paladin National Disaster Pro Bono Portal. Find pro bono opportunities, including those helping victims of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Disaster Assistance Improvement Program’s (DAIP) mission is to provide disaster survivors with information, support, services, and a means to access and apply for disaster assistance.
Legal Aid Disaster Resource Center
Legal resources and critical information for legal aid professionals, pro bono volunteers, and the disaster survivors they assist.
Meeting the Legal Needs of Disaster Survivors: Third Responders
This volume brings together some of the United States’ most knowledgeable experts on disaster law to provide a critical resource for pro bono attorneys and other stakeholders to understand the essentials of disaster law practice.
Disaster Legal Services Articles
What do YLD Disaster Legal Services members do? Read about it here with coverage from the American Bar Association.
New Developments in Climate Disaster Response & Resilience
With climate change continuing to impact communities all over the country, what should lawyers know about recent developments in this field? This program will explore trending topics in climate disaster response and offer attendees an update on legal service and pro bono efforts after recent events impacting Florida and Puerto Rico. This CLE program is free and will be available on-demand for one year.
Learn about Emerging Issues in Disaster Response
There have been over 300 federal major disaster declarations across the United States and territories in the past five years. During the response and recovery phases, the legal issues that individuals face often go unnoticed. "Current and Emerging Issues in Disaster Response: Legal Strategies and Practices for Helping Survivors," a program from Practising Law Institute, will provide attendees a comprehensive overview of the legal landscape after a disaster.