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ABA/FEMA Disaster Legal Assistance Program - ABA Young Lawyers Division (Arkansas and Oklahoma)

This contact serves both Arkansas and Oklahoma. The American Bar Association's Young Lawyers Division (YLD) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) have a Memorandum of Understanding creating the Disaster Legal Assistance Program. The memorandum requires the YLD to provide pro bono disaster related legal services to low-income victims of a federally-declared disaster when asked to do so by FEMA. One means of delivering legal services is through a disaster hotline, but YLD also employs clinics and disaster resource centers as well.

Contact Term Expires 12/31/2018

  • State(s) of Volunteer Opportunity: Oklahoma
  • Area of law: Disaster and Emergency Assistance, Legal needs of disaster victims
  • Populations Served: Disaster Victims
  • Opportunities For: Lawyers
  • Hours for Pro Bono Opportunities: Flexible
  • Malpractice insurance is provided for volunteers: No
  • Training Provided: Yes
  • Training Required: Yes
  • CLE credit for trainings: No
  • CLE credit for pro bono: No
  • Mentoring or supervision offered: Yes
  • Volunteer lawyers need to meet a caseload or hours requirement: No
  • Types of projects in need of Pro Bono help: Client counseling (e.g., brief advice), Client intake and screening, Draft legal documents (e.g., briefs), Hotline staffing, Mentor volunteer lawyers or law students
  • Volunteers may participate long-distance: No
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