We are excited to announce that registration is open for the Florida Disaster Collaboration Conference to be held in Orlando on March 22 - 23, 2021. Please use this link if you would like to register for the conference.
FEMA IAPPG Version 1.1 May 2019 is in the library
The 2019 Disaster Assistance Manual is in the Library
The Attorney Disaster Toolkit 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 available 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 Recoupment 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
OUR Florida, Florida's federally-funded emergency rental assistance relief program is found here.
This link redirects you to a page with a list of different national and state resources such as the Legal Services Corp.'s disaster website, 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.