Tuesday, November 18, 2008

National Disaster Legal Aid

The National Disaster Legal Aid website is a new permanent resource designed:
  • To serve as a centralized national resource for legal aid, pro bono and criminal defender attorneys across the country on legal issues related to all types of disasters,
  • To recruit and help mobilize pro bono attorneys in the aftermath of a disaster, and
  • To provide accurate and timely information on legal issues related to disasters to the low and moderate income public.
It provides news; updates from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Red Cross; and information for people who need help with employment, health, housing, insurance claims, replacing important documents, and related issues.

The site is sponsored by the American Bar Association, the Legal Services Corporation, the National Legal Aid & Defender Association, and probono.net.

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