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Providing Legal Assistance in the Aftermath of Disaster Part II (Free)

Released on: Apr. 8, 2016
Running Time: 06:11:25

A major disaster is likely to strike in California within our lifetime. In the aftermath, survivors will need help to resolve legal issues related to the disaster. In this program, as well as the companion program, Providing Legal Assistance in the Aftermath of Disaster Part I (available On-Demand), you will learn about the most common post-disaster legal issues and then be able to participate in a regionally coordinated disaster legal services pro bono effort by providing brief phone assistance to disaster legal helpline callers, in person assistance through legal services help desks located at Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs), or pro bono representation.

You will learn:

  • Overview of framework for providing disaster legal services
  • Types of pro bono opportunities
  • Government benefits issues for recipients and applicants
  • Immigration issues in the aftermath of a disaster
  • Family law matters including child custody and visitation
  • Probate concerns, including intestacy, lost/destroyed documents, guardianships and conservatorships
  • Employment problems when employees and employers are affected by the disaster and Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA)
  • Tax and small business issues, including eligibility for Small Business Administration (SBA) loans

Non-profit organization attorneys and staff, pro bono attorneys, law firm pro bono coordinators, law school clinical faculty, and anyone who wants to learn how to assist low-income disaster survivors with legal issues will benefit from this program.

Looking for more programs on pro bono topics? Please visit our On-Demand webcast library.

Lecture Topics  [Total time 06:11:25]

Segments with an asterisk (*) are available only with the purchase of the entire program.


  • Program Overview and Introductions* [00:09:56]
    Tiela Chalmers
  • Helping Disaster Survivors Retain or Qualify for Government Benefits [00:59:53]
    Lisa M. Newstrom
  • Post-Disaster Immigration Issues [01:00:36]
    Kaitlin Kalna Darwal
  • Family Law Matters in the Aftermath of Disaster [01:01:10]
    Nicholas M. Baran, Yasmine S. Mehmet
  • Helping Disaster Survivors with Probate Problems [00:59:57]
    Deborah L. Fox, Peter A. Shelton
  • Protecting the Rights of Employees and Employers Following Disaster [00:59:58]
    Aaron P. Minnis
  • Tax and Other Issues Impacting Individuals and Small Businesses Post-Disaster [00:59:55]
    Jason J. Galek, Nils C. Rosenquest

The purchase price of this Web Program includes the following articles from the Course Handbook available online:


  • COMPLETE COURSE HANDBOOK

Presentation Material


  • Program Overview and Introductions PowerPoint Slides
    Tiela Chalmers
  • 1. Public Benefits Advocacy in the Aftermath of Disaster: A Brief Toolkit for Advocacy Outline
    Lisa M. Newstrom
  • 2. Helping Disaster Survivors Retain or Qualify for Government Benefits Reference Materials
    Lisa M. Newstrom
  • Public Benefits in the Aftermath of Disaster: A Toolkit for Advocacy PowerPoint Slides
    Lisa M. Newstrom
  • 3. Post-Disaster Immigration Issues Outline
    Kaitlin Kalna Darwal
  • 4. Post-Disaster Immigration Issues Reference Materials
    Kaitlin Kalna Darwal
  • Post-Disaster Immigration Issues PowerPoint Slides
    Kaitlin Kalna Darwal
  • 5. Family Law Matters in the Aftermath of Disaster Outline
    Nicholas M. Baran, Yasmine S. Mehmet
  • 6. Family Law Matters in the Aftermath of Disaster Reference Materials
    Nicholas M. Baran, Yasmine S. Mehmet
  • Family Law Matters in the Aftermath of Disaster PowerPoint Slides
    Nicholas M. Baran, Yasmine S. Mehmet
  • 7. Helping Disaster Survivors with Probate Problems Outline
    Deborah L. Fox, Peter A. Shelton
  • 8. Helping Disaster Survivors with Probate Problems Reference Materials
    Deborah L. Fox, Peter A. Shelton
  • Helping Disaster Survivors with Probate Problems PowerPoint Slides
    Deborah L. Fox, Peter A. Shelton
  • 9. Employment Issues Outline
    Aaron P. Minnis
  • 10. Employment Issues Outline
    Aaron P. Minnis
  • Protecting the Rights of Employees and Employers Following Disaster PowerPoint Slides
    Aaron P. Minnis
  • 11. Tax Issues Outline
    Jason J. Galek
  • 12. Tax Issues Reference Materials
    Jason J. Galek
  • Tax Issues PowerPoint Slides
    Jason J. Galek
  • 13. Small Business Issues Outline
    Nils C. Rosenquest
  • 14. Small Business Issues Reference Materials
    Nils C. Rosenquest
  • Small Business Issues PowerPoint Slides
    Nils C. Rosenquest
Chairperson(s)
Tiela Chalmers ~ Chief Executive Officer and General Counsel, Alameda County Bar Association and Volunteer Legal Services Corporation
Speaker(s)
Nicholas M. Baran ~ Attorney at Law
Deborah L. Fox ~ Special Counsel, Skootsky & Der LLP
Jason J. Galek ~ Certified Specialist in Taxation Law, Galek Law
Kaitlin Kalna Darwal ~ Senior Attorney, Immigration Program, Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto
Yasmine S. Mehmet ~ Certified Specialist in Family Law, Law Office of Yasmine S. Mehmet
Aaron P. Minnis ~ Partner, Minnis & Smallets LLP
Lisa M. Newstrom ~ Managing Attorney, Santa Clara County, Bay Area Legal Aid
Nils C. Rosenquest ~ Rosenquest & Associates
Peter A. Shelton ~ Peter Shelton Law
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"Interesting, informative, and eye-opening"
Rita Carlson, 2015 Webcast Attendee

"This was simply an outstanding course.  Though focused on disasters, it was an excellent overview of myriad issues."
2015 Webcast Attendee


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