Rural communities share characteristics that can make it more challenging for legal organizations and attorneys to help their residents recover after a disaster. But there are ways to prepare for and overcome these challenges.
Get expert advice on the types of FEMA aid and how to obtain the aid for disaster survivors.
Learn about issues such as contractor fraud, debt collection, and bankruptcy protection.
Find resources that can help homeowners and renters overcome challenges related to repairs, housing payments, evictions, and more.
Learn how disaster survivors can get financial aid and other assistance for basic needs such as food, housing, and health care.
Get the best outcomes for disaster survivors by learning how to navigate state-specific laws on common legal issues.
In 2007, the American Bar Association developed the “Katrina Rule” allowing out-of-state lawyers to provide pro bono legal services in affected jurisdictions and lawyers in the affected jurisdiction whose legal practices had been disrupted by a major disaster to practice law on a temporary basis in an unaffected jurisdiction. Not all affected jurisdictions have adopted this rule.See More Information