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2017-08-29 17:56:04
How can lawyers help Hurricane Harvey victims? Disaster response attorneys share tips (podcast)

In this special breaking-news edition of the ABA Journal’s Asked and Answered, Lee Rawles speaks with Saundra Brown of Lone Star Legal Aid, whose Houston office was destroyed Monday. Brown discusses what efforts are already underway, and what kind of legal issues people will be experiencing in the coming months.

Rawles also speaks to Andrew VanSingel, the director of the Disaster Legal Services Program for the ABA Young Lawyers Division. VanSingel, who will be traveling to Houston in the next few days, shares the history of the disaster response program, and gives tips for lawyers who want to become involved in relief efforts.

Online Resources:

• Lone Star Legal Aid’s website, Facebook and Twitter

• ABA Disaster Legal Services Program’s Hurricane Harvey Relief page

• State Bar of Texas’ Disaster Relief Resources

• State Bar of Texas Disaster Relief Volunteer Form (for attorneys only)