Disaster Legal Services Articles
District Reps Learn How to Respond When Disaster Strikes
It seems like severe weather has caused disasters all over the country lately. When a major disaster happens, what can lawyers do to help their communities? Lawyers can be a major asset for their communities as volunteers with Disaster Legal Services.
Disaster Resilience, Equity, & The Next Four Years of FEMA: What Lawyers Should Know
Video: Communities across the country continue to face the impact of climate change, especially destructive weather event. How can the legal community ensure that communities remain resilient and that recovery is accessible and equitable?
Free Legal Assistance to Natural Disaster Survivors
When a natural disaster like a tornado or flood strikes, survivors need to attend to real and personal property issues and health, financial, and employment matters that the natural disaster may have affected. This can be a daunting task.
How your peers are helping disaster survivors
Through the ABA Young Lawyer Division’s Disaster Legal Services program, thousands of new lawyers provide free legal advice and representation to hundreds of thousands of disaster survivors in the United States and its territories.
Language Justice During COVID-19
Tips for ways lawyers can use language justice principles in our everyday practice and during COVID-19.
Providing Legal Services to Victims of National Disasters
What lurks behind the fury of a natural disaster? The answer is rather simple, destruction and despair. Recognizing the problems everyone face from potential natural disasters, the ABA YLD has been providing legal aid where it is needed.
Unprecedented Number of Disasters Keep Young Lawyers Busy
Since the beginning of the bar year, the federal government has declared 13 disasters in 11 states. Disasters resulting from flooding, forest fires, hurricanes, and tropical storms have kept ABA YLD District Representatives busy.