21 ABA Journal Hurricane Irma articles.
Jun 29, 2018 4:48 PM CDT
For the U.S. territories of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, the need for legal aid has been particularly great because power and telecommunications infrastructure will not be as easy to restore.
Feb 1, 2018 1:10 AM CST
Hurricane Harvey, and then Hurricane Irma, proved to be the coming of age for social media as tools for court systems and the legal profession to deal with such emergencies.
Feb 1, 2018 12:05 AM CST
The impact of the hurricanes over the island was not uniform, with some areas suffering extreme devastation. There was greater havoc in the eastern and central parts of the island, so many lawyers in those communities are still without power in their offices.
Feb 1, 2018 12:03 AM CST
Attorneys affected by hurricanes Harvey and Irma have risen to the occasion in ways personal, professional and altruistic, even when dealing with storm damage of their own. And four months after two hurricanes hit Puerto Rico, the situation for lawyers there is still hard to assess.
Feb 1, 2018 12:00 AM CST
Churches are no longer excluded from disaster aid as a result of a policy change by the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
FEMA announced the policy change earlier this month and…
Jan 10, 2018 1:23 PM CST
Jan 3, 2018 11:49 AM CST
As someone who had lived in the U.S. Virgin Islands since he graduated from law school in 1982, Tom Bolt has experienced hurricane damage firsthand.
“In 1989 we had Hurricane…
Sep 29, 2017 3:45 PM CDT
With the infrastructure of the U.S. Virgin Islands heavily damaged by Hurricanes Irma and Maria, the ABA has helped launch a mainland hotline for those needing legal assistance.
Sep 21, 2017 7:30 AM CDT
Updated: A legal aid hotline has opened for Hurricane Irma victims in Florida who can’t afford a lawyer.
The hotline number is 866-550-2929, report the Orlando Sentinel and an…
Sep 14, 2017 10:27 AM CDT
Many offices of Florida’s large law firms were reopening after Hurricane Irma swept through the state.
Cesar Alvarez, senior chairman of Greenberg Traurig, told Bloomberg Big Law Business and…
Sep 13, 2017 11:19 AM CDT
A lawsuit filed electronically on Sunday argues that the sheriff in Polk County, Florida, violated the constitutional rights of a man seeking emergency shelter by requiring him to undergo a…
Sep 12, 2017 10:22 AM CDT
Sep 11, 2017 8:31 AM CDT
Sep 8, 2017 11:58 AM CDT
The Florida Bar Foundation’s board of directors has approved allocating up to $500,000 to support legal organizations after Hurricane Irma.
The money can be spent to repair building damage, cover…
Sep 8, 2017 10:55 AM CDT