California Wildfires (DR-4610)
On August 24th, 2021, President Biden declared that a major disaster exists in the State of California and ordered Federal aid to supplement State, tribal, and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by wildfires beginning on July 14, 2021, and continuing.
People in the following counties are eligible to receive federal disaster assistance:
A toll-free legal aid hotline is now available for those in California impacted by these wildfires. Survivors facing legal issues may call (888) 382-3406 to learn of the available civil legal resources in their area.
Click here for the full press release on whitehouse.gov.
A disaster legal aid hotline is now available for survivors of the fires in California in Lassen, Nevada, Placer, and Plumas Counties (additional counties may be added) under DR-4610-CA. Disaster survivors facing legal issues related to the fires and who are unable to afford a lawyer may call the hotline at (888) 382-3406. Callers may also leave a message.
For more information, you can read the full press release here.
ABA YLD Disaster Legal Services Hotline
To help meet the growing legal needs caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division has teamed up with RingCentral Inc. to create a national hotline to connect the Disaster Legal Services Program (DLS) with those seeking civil legal services.
California Disaster Legal Assistance Collaborative
Healthcare Consumer Hotline: 888-804-3536
Disaster Legal Assistance Hotline: 888-382-3406
(no mailing address provided)
DLAC is a coalition of organizations and law firms in Northern California working together to offer free legal services to the communities in the aftermath of natural disasters. Survivors of disasters such as wildfires face a wide variety of legal and financial needs ranging from insurance claim assistance to requests for government programs such as FEMA assistance.
California Free Legal Answers
Free Legal Answers is a virtual legal advice clinic. Qualifying users post their civil legal question to their state’s website. Users will then be emailed when their question receives a response. There is no fee for the use of the system or for the advice and information provided by the attorney.
ABA Free Legal Answers is a website operated by the American Bar Association (ABA) and by an entity or entities in the state where the client lives.
Legal Services of Northern California, Inc.
517 Twelfth Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
Provides free civil legal services to low-income people.
Website providing free legal information to the general public.