6-Hour Program

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Why You Should Attend

This program was recorded on November 16, 2023, and organized by Pro Bono Net, Lone Star Legal Aid, and Equal Justice Works.

The frequency and severity of climate disasters like hurricanes, wildfires, and floods across the United States are on the rise. These changes present a pressing need for comprehensive disaster preparedness and immediate to long-term recovery strategies to support individuals in their recovery. Legal professionals play a pivotal role in disaster recovery by providing legal guidance and services on issues such as federal assistance programs, insurance claims, and housing rights. Their expertise can also influence policy and support community education about legal rights, ensuring that recovery efforts are fair and equitable. 

This program offers a multi-faceted approach to understanding the complex legal challenges in the wake of disasters and the opportunities to support disaster survivors in their long-term recovery. Drawing on the expertise and experiences of legal professionals and advocates across the nation, participants will gain valuable insights and practical skills to effectively navigate the evolving disaster response and recovery landscape and to make our communities more resilient.

What You Will Learn

After completing this program, participants will be able to:

  • Summarize the different types of legal issues arising from climate disasters.
  • Apply effective strategies for immediate and long-term recovery efforts, following fair and equitable principles.
  • Evaluate policy frameworks to understand their influence on disaster recovery and explore opportunities for legal advocacy.
  • Integrate practical skills and insights to build resilience in communities.

Who Should Attend

This program is intended for: 

  • Legal professionals, including attorneys, affiliated with nonprofit legal service organizations.
  • Solo practitioners, law firm attorneys, and in-house counsel interested in pro bono after a disaster. 
  • National and state bar associations contributing to or interested in disaster legal response efforts. 
  • Law school staff and law students. 
  • Organizations and volunteers dedicated to supporting disaster survivors in their recovery. 
  • Individuals eager to deepen their understanding of the legal challenges arising from climate-driven disasters.

Program Level: Overview

Prerequisites: An interest in assisting disaster survivors and staying up to date on disaster legal response efforts. 

Advanced Prep: None

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