The 2019 Disaster Assistance Manual is in the Library
The Attorney Disaster Toolkit is in the library.
The FEMA 2020 Hurricane Pandemic Plan is in the Library.
Figuring Out FEMA guide is available here. Figuring Out FEMA is a pocket-sized guide that breaks down the process of enrolling in FEMA’s Individual Assistance program. It also explains how to appeal FEMA’s decision if you are denied aid or need more assistance and provides legal help resources.
The Disaster webinar series presented by Legal Services of North Florida Fall 2020 is avaiilable for download, viewing and reading. The material and recordings from the webinar can be found at this link or on YouTube.
History of Legal Aid Response to Disaster with Leslie Powell Boudreaux, Executive Director, Legal Services of North Florida and Andrew VanSingel. ABA Standing Committee on Disaster Response and Preparedness
Disasters and Consumer Protection with Laura Boeckman, North Florida Bureau Chief, Consumer Protection Division, Florida Attorney General
Representing Homeowners after a Natural Disaster with Alys Cohen, National Consumer Law Center and Lynn Drysdale, Jacksonville Area Legal Aid
Disaster Housing Renters with Tom DiFiore, Bay Area Legal Services and Natalie Maxwell – Three Rivers Legal Services
Disaster Public Benefits with Cindy Huddleston, Florida Policy Institute, Anne Swerlick, Florida Policy Institute, and Daniel Rowinsky, Legal Services of Greater Miami
FEMA Appeals with Tracy Figueroa with Texas Rio Grande Legal Aid
FEMA RecoupmentF with Laura Tuggle, Executive Director with Southeast Louisiana Legal Services
Disaster Legal Hotlines with Linda Anderson Stanley, Director, Disaster Legal Services, ABA Young Lawyers Division
Interested in learning more about disaster legal issues. Check out these online courses. The courses are FEMA Appeals, FEMA Assistance: Sequence of Delivery, Disaster Food Assistance and FEMA Recoupment. All have been approved for CLE credit. After opening the link, you will be prompted to sign up for an account. Once you sign up with an email and password, you will receive an email from LearnUpon to confirm the account and then sign in with some very basic information. You will be directed to the Dashboard, where you can click on catalog and browse the catalog for courses. You may filter your search by choosing Disaster Relief as the category in the Filter.
Pandemic EBT FAQ's can be found here.
Governor DeSantis report from Task Force to Reopen Florida.
Executive Orders from Governor DeSantis related to COVID
COVID-19 Scams Flyer can be found here
Look for the latest Reemployment Assistance claims data on the RA Dashboard.
FEMA has released their new IA guide for March 2019. "The IAPPG consolidates information on Individual Assistance (IA) programs offered by FEMA to a state, territorial, tribal, or local government jurisdiction affected by a disaster."
This link redirects you to a page with a list of different national and state resources such as the American Bar Association Disaster Resource and Recovery Center, Florida Special Needs Registry, FloridaDisaster.org as well as different hotlines for receiving legal counsel or disaster relief for non emergency situations.
Visit The Florida Bar's Hurricane Information for resources, links and information about pro bono opportunities with Florida Free Legal Answers and the Young Lawyer's Division's Disaster Relief Hotline which will be activated after the storm. To be a volunteer, you should have a basic understanding of the common problems experienced by disaster victims.
Visit the Florida Supreme Court for court closures and other information.
Visit LegalFuel.com for information and resources on disaster planning and business continuity.