Although certain legal issues commonly arise after a disaster, how those issues play out and get resolved is often affected or determined by state law. Legal aid professionals must be familiar with these state-level nuances so they can be best prepared to help their clients.
This page shares some state-specific resources, primarily from legal aid providers. Although these resources do not cover every state and territory, it’s worth looking at how legal aid professionals handle different state-level issues in their own states. You can replicate these approaches to address your state’s issues and your clients’ needs. For example, a state manual on housing issues could provide insight on how to handle an eviction or foreclosure case.