State Laws and Guidance

Get the best outcomes for disaster survivors by learning how to navigate state-specific laws on common legal issues.

Page last updated: 01/22/2021

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.


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