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Providing Legal Assistance in the Aftermath of Disaster

Released on: Apr. 13, 2018
Running Time: 06:11:05

Please note that this program does not offer Bias or Diversity & Inclusion credit in any jurisdiction.

In the aftermath of disasters, survivors face a wide variety of legal problems and barriers to recovery. This training will enable attorneys to help serve as “legal first responders” and will prepare attorneys to participate in disaster legal services pro bono efforts, including brief phone assistance, providing legal information and referral, in person assistance at know-your-rights workshops, community forums and legal aid clinics (general or subject-specific), and legal representation (limited and full scope).

This training is part of a regionally coordinated disaster legal services planning effort in the San Francisco Bay Area and Northern California. The Bay Area Resilience Collaborative (Alameda County Bar Association and the Volunteer Legal Services Corporation; Bar Association of San Francisco, San Francisco-Marin Lawyer Referral Services, Justice & Diversity Center; Bay Area Legal Aid; California Rural Legal Assistance; Legal Aid Association of California; OneJustice; Pro Bono Net; and the State Bar of California), developed a regional coordination plan for the provision of legal services in the aftermath of a major disaster in the San Francisco Bay Area. The Collaborative’s pre-planning and coordination efforts were effective in responding to the Northern California wildfires in 2017, and in supporting the response to the Southern California wildfires and mudslides in 2017.

This training is intended to provide an overview of the most common legal issues that arise in the aftermath of a disaster and will rely on Federal and California law and policy, but will be useful for attorneys in any jurisdiction to form the basis for a disaster recovery legal response.

 
Lecture Topics [Total RunTime: 06:11:05]
Segments with an asterisk (*) are available only with the purchase of the entire program.

  • Opening Remarks* [00:01:27]
    Tiela Chalmers
  • Providing Brief Service to Survivors of Disaster: Hotline 101 and Working with Survivors of Trauma [01:08:33]
    Gloria Chun, Erin Scott
  • Helping Those Affected by Disaster to Recover: Insurance Issues After a Disaster and FEMA Appeals, Recoupment and Other Issues for Disaster Survivors [01:00:00]
    Dan R. Wade, Kendall Jarvis
  • Helping Survivors Understand Housing Rights and Responsibilities After Disaster: Landlord-Tenant Rights; Issues Faced by Residents of Mobile Home Parks; Foreclosure and Repair Issues for Homeowners After A Disaster [01:01:25]
    Monica I. De La Hoya, Jeffery Hoffman, Lisa Sitkin
  • Other Common Disaster Legal Issues: Protecting the Rights of Employees and Employers After A Disaster and Consumer Rights, Responsibilities and Protections After a Disaster [01:00:20]
    Claire Johnson Raba, Maria Tapia-Hernandez
  • Post-Disaster Insurance Issues: Policy Conditions, Underinsured, Causation and More (Intermediate) [00:58:40]
    Dan R. Wade, Lee S. Harris
  • Post-Disaster Housing Issues: Strategies to Advocate for Low-Income Renters Affected by Disaster (Intermediate) [01:00:40]
    Monica I. De La Hoya, Jeffery Hoffman

Presentation Material


  • Providing Legal Assistance in the Aftermath of Disaster Complete Course Handbook
  • Providing Legal Assistance in the Aftermath of Disaster Introduction (PowerPoint slides)
    Tiela Chalmers
  • Hotline 101 (PowerPoint slides)
    Gloria Chun
  • Working with Survivors of Trauma (PowerPoint slides)
    Erin Scott
  • PTSD: National Center for PTSD
    Erin Scott
  • Sample Hotline Greeting with Limited-Scope Engagement Agreement
    Gloria Chun
  • Sample Hotline Intake Form
    Gloria Chun
  • How to Help Pro Bono Clients with Disaster Insurance Issues: An Overview of the California Unfair Claims Settlement Practices Act and Related Statutes, Policy Basics, Coverage, and Negotiating a Claim Settlement (PowerPoint slides)
    Dan R. Wade
  • What is FEMA and How Can It Help After a Disaster? (PowerPoint slides)
    Kendall Jarvis
  • Notice Regarding Restrictions on Public Adjusters Solicitation of Business, October 20, 2017, State of California Department of Insurance
    Dan R. Wade
  • Important California Laws that Pertain to Property Insurance Policies After a Declared Disaster, November 17, 2017, State of California Department of Insurance
    Dan R. Wade
  • Sample Letter Requesting Mortgage Company Release Insurance Proceeds
    Dan R. Wade
  • Sample Letter for Requesting Copies of Claim-Related Documents
    Dan R. Wade
  • Insurance Claim Rules in California – 2017, United Policyholders
    Dan R. Wade
  • Depreciation Basics, United Policyholders
    Dan R. Wade
  • Frequently Asked Questions on Replacing a Dwelling After a Total Loss, United Policyholders
    Dan R. Wade
  • Code of Federal Regulations Title 44 – Emergency Management and Assistance
    Kendall Jarvis
  • FEMA Appeal Letter Overview
    Kendall Jarvis
  • Sample FEMA Appeal Letter Format
    Kendall Jarvis
  • Cora Brown Fund Fact Sheet, FEMA
    Kendall Jarvis
  • Individuals and Households Program Fact Sheet, FEMA
    Kendall Jarvis
  • Temporary Housing Unites (THUs) Fact Sheet, FEMA
    Kendall Jarvis
  • Assisting Homeowners after a Disaster (PowerPoint slides)
    Lisa Sitkin
  • Providing Legal Assistance in the Aftermath of Disaster: Housing Issues Faced by Tenants and Landlords (PowerPoint slides)
    Monica I. De La Hoya
  • Mobile Home Issues in a Disaster: Introduction (PowerPoint slides)
    Jeffery Hoffman
  • Lake County Assessor Reassessment of Damaged Property Application Letter
    Lisa Sitkin
  • Disaster Relief Options for Mortgage Borrowers Affected by the California Wildfires, November 2017 Bulletin: CA Wildfires
    Lisa Sitkin
  • Foreclosure and Repair/Rebuilding Issues after a Disaster Outline
    Lisa Sitkin
  • Post-Disaster Employment Law Issues (PowerPoint slides)
    Maria Tapia-Hernandez
  • Consumer Law Issues After a Disaster (PowerPoint slides)
    Claire Johnson Raba
  • Workers’ Rights After a Disaster (English)
    Maria Tapia-Hernandez
  • Workers’ Rights After a Disaster (Spanish), Derechos de los Trabajadores Después de un Desastre
    Maria Tapia-Hernandez
  • California Disaster Relief Consumer Rights Agenda, Bay Area Legal Aid
    Claire Johnson Raba
  • Cash Flow Budget Worksheet, Your Money, Your Goals, CFPB
    Claire Johnson Raba
  • Sample Letter for Identity Theft – Credit Reporting Agency
    Claire Johnson Raba
  • Sample Letter for Identity Theft – Creditor
    Claire Johnson Raba
  • Sample Letter for Identity Theft – Extended Fraud Alert
    Claire Johnson Raba
  • California Disaster Relief Consumer Rights Resources, Bay Area Legal Aid
    Claire Johnson Raba
  • Helping Clients with Wildfire Insurance Issues: Beyond the Basics (PowerPoint slides)
    Lee S. Harris, Dan R. Wade
  • What They Don’t Know Can Help You: California Policyholder Protections Insurers and Adjusters May “Overlook”, Consumer Attorneys of California, Forum, January/February 2018
    Dan R. Wade
  • Fire Insurance Claims and Homeowner Rights
    Lee S. Harris
  • Mobile Home Issues in a Disaster: Intermediate Course (PowerPoint slides)
    Jeffery Hoffman
  • Transitional Shelter Assistance Fact Sheet (English), FEMA
    Monica I. De La Hoya
  • Transitional Shelter Assistance Fact Sheet (Spanish), Asistencia de Vivienda Transitoria, FEMA
    Monica I. De La Hoya
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American Bankers Association Professional Certification (ABA):  PLI’s on-demand web programs may fulfill ABA credit requirements.

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