We're here to help

Through the Disaster Legal Services Program, the ABA Young Lawyers Division (ABA YLD) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) provide immediate temporary legal assistance to disaster survivors at no charge.

About the - Program

Current Information

Tropical Storm Imelda

Information for Texas residents affected by Tropical Storm Imelda and flooding that occurred in Chambers, Harris, Jefferson, Liberty, Montgomery, and Orange counties September 17 through 23, 2019.

Tropical Storm - Imelda

Mississippi Severe Weather

Information for those affected by severe storms, straight-line winds, tornadoes, and flooding between February 22 to March 29, 2019, in Mississippi.

Mississippi - Storms

Disaster Legal Aid Information


FEMA links, legal aid resources, and volunteer opportunities.

DLS - Resources

Disaster Distress Helpline

The Disaster Distress Helpline (DDH) is the first national hotline dedicated to providing year-round disaster crisis counseling. This toll-free, multilingual, crisis support service is available 24/7 via telephone (1-800-985-5990) and SMS (text 'TalkWithUs' to 66746) to residents in the U.S. and its territories who are experiencing emotional distress related to natural or man-made disasters.


Meet the groups and agencies our Disaster Legal Services team works with.

DLS - Partners