Develop Your Legal Skills by Supporting Disaster Survivors

Stephanie Duke
Regrettably, disasters and emergencies are increasing annually in both frequency and severity.

Regrettably, disasters and emergencies are increasing annually in both frequency and severity.

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Two words: “disaster” and “attorney,” said consecutively, conjure up what image or mental associations for you? Alternatively, if a non-legally trained individual asked you, as a legal professional, what a disaster attorney practices, what would your response be?

If you had asked me the same question during law school or after graduation, my responses would have ranged from, “Yep, I got nothing.” “Is there such a thing?” “What substantive area of law is that even in?” “Did I miss that on the board certification list?” “And what exactly do they do?”

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