How Lawyers Are Making a Difference for Disaster Survivors

Andrew VanSingel and Linda Anderson Stanley
During the past year, hundreds of attorneys have provided thousands of hours of pro bono assistance to disaster survivors.

During the past year, hundreds of attorneys have provided thousands of hours of pro bono assistance to disaster survivors.

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After a disaster, emergency responders work around the clock to get things back to normal. For many, this happens in short order. “Ninety-five percent of Houston is open for business” proclaimed Mayor Sylvester Turner a week after the storm. But others face a different reality. “Four months after Hurricane Michael thousands still homeless in Florida” was a recent headline from the Associated Press.

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