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When Disasters Hit

When disasters hit, people need immediate help getting medical treatment, food, water, clothing, and shelter. But, people also need help with a wide range of legal issues related to those disasters. Here is a list recently posted by Matthew Burnett on www.techno.la of some national online resources on disaster law:

DisasterLegalAid.org – A national disaster law resource for both lawyers and the public by the American Bar Association, Legal Services Corporation, National Legal Aid and Defender Association and Pro Bono Net.

KatrinaLegalAid.org for Katrina-specific resources.

ABA Disaster Law Resources – Legal information for victims and lawyers about disaster preparedness, resources and recovery by the American Bar Association, including the ABA’s Principles for Rule of Law in Times of Major Disaster (PDF) and the State Implementation of ABA Model Court Rule on Provision of Legal Services Following Determination of Major Disaster (PDF).

Disasters & the Law Database – An excellent database of disaster law resources by the UC Berkeley School of Law.

Immigrants and Disaster Assistance - Fact sheets, issue briefs, advocacy resources, articles, reports, and community education materials by the National Immigration Law Center, as well as links to disaster resources from other nonprofits and government agencies.

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