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Meeting the Legal Needs of the Hurricane Victims

In the aftermath of hurricanes Irma and Harvey, the residents of Houston, Florida, and Puerto Rico are in massive need of help from the rest of the nation. This includes legal need since many will be navigating the complexities of flood insurance claims, property damage, and lost legal documents. If you’re a lawyer and are looking for ways to help, here are some podcasts that provide information about the situation and how you can take action.

The Legal Impact of Hurricane Harvey

In this episode of Ringler Radio, attorney Paul Skrabanek discusses the current state of Houston and what specifically the victims of the hurricanes will need as they deal with the storm’s effects.

Member Benefits Providers Offer Services to Irma Victims

To help lawyers impacted by Irma, The Florida Bar and its member benefit providers are offering free services and access to resources for their members. ServeManager’s Trent Carlyle, Fastcase’s Ed Walters, Clio’s Andrew Gay, and Ruby Receptionist’s Austin Lindsey explain what these benefits are.

How Can Lawyers Help Hurricane Harvey Victims?

In this ABA Journal’s Asked and Answered, Saundra Brown of Lone Star Legal Aid, whose Houston office was destroyed by Harvey, discusses what legal issues the people of Texas will be facing in the coming months. Andrew VanSingel also talks about the Disaster Legal Services Program for the ABA Young Lawyers Division.

For more information or opportunities to help, check out the resources listed below:

ABA Disaster Relief

National Disaster Legal Aid Resource Center

The Florida Bar Hurricane Recovery Resources

Lone Star Legal Aid

Texas Riogrande Legal Aid

State Bar of Texas

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