Posted Oct 29, 2012 11:10 pm CDT
As residents and businesses all along the East Coast are braced to deal with an expected hurricane of “Frankenstorm” proportions, the American Bar Association and its member attorneys have been providing support to law firms planning ahead for disasters and low-income individuals who need legal advice.
In a Monday statement, ABA President Laurel Bellows notes that the ABA Young Lawyers Division is coordinating with the Federal Emergency Management Agency to staff emergency disaster hotlines with lawyers who can provide expert advice to those affected by Hurricane Sandy. The ABA is also a participating organization in the National Disaster Legal Aid website, which provides information to donate to or volunteer with legal aid programs.
Among other services to members and the community, the ABA also offers help with advance planning through the Committee on Disaster Response and Preparedness, and the ABA Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section’s Initiative on Disaster Preparedness and Response.