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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Watch a non-CLE free webinar replay that will take you through the step-by-step process of what triggers the Disaster Legal Services (DLS) program, how the program is implemented, and what that looks like on the back-end. The speakers will also take a closer look at the current federal restrictions on the DLS program in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic and discuss how states can implement their own state-wide COVID-19 hotline. 

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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