Disaster Legal Services Hotline
The ABA Young Lawyers Division has teamed up with RingCentral Inc. to create a national hotline to connect the Disaster Legal Services Program with those seeking civil legal services. Those dealing with COVID-19 can call 888-743-5749 to connect to legal assistance in every state and U.S. territory as the relief efforts are implemented.
Eviction Prevention Efforts
The American Bar Association is collaborating with the White House to develop strategies to provide vulnerable families access to counsel, divert evictions and connect renters and landlords to available resources.
The ABA Committee on Disaster Response and Preparedness has gathered links to articles, FAQs, and continuity information related to the Coronavirus to guide lawyers, law firms, and law students on implications and obligations during this pandemic.
Economic Impact Payment Navigator
Has your business been impacted by COVID-19? To help you understand what you need to do to qualify for and receive assistance from the IRS, we've developed this Economic Impact Payment Navigator. This tool was created through a collaboration between Lagniappe Law Lab, attorneys Amanda Brown and Andrew Van Singel, the Community Lawyer platform, and the ABA Center for Innovation, the ABA Section of Taxation, and the ABA Diversity and Inclusion Center.
COVID-19 Funeral Assistance
Under the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021 and the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, FEMA is providing financial assistance for COVID-19 related funeral expenses.
Video: Funeral Assistance
FEMA is helping to ease some of the financial stress and burden caused by the virus. This is why FEMA is providing financial assistance for COVID-19-related funeral expenses incurred after January 20, 2020.