2018 National Celebration of Pro Bono: A Focus on Disaster Resiliency

  • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
  • By: American Bar Association-Health Law Section, CDC's Public Health Law Program, ABA Committee on Disaster Preparedness and Response; ABA Young Lawyers Division Disaster Legal Services
  • American Bar Association
  • Disasters
  • Webinar

During the week of October 21-27, 2018, the American Bar Association will celebrate its 10th Annual Pro Bono Week, and the focus of this year’s efforts is disaster resiliency.  As a part of this celebration, the ABA is encouraging lawyers, across the country, to do their part with assisting with disaster resiliency efforts by offering pro bono assistance to survivors or evacuees of disasters or by helping communities to prepare for a disaster. Disaster survivors face countless legal issues, including health and education issues, and even before a disaster strikes communities need legal assistance with disaster preparedness including business continuity planning, meeting insurance needs, and so much more.

This webinar will offer an opportunity for public health attorneys, healthcare lawyers, and law students to learn about the most common legal issues that disaster survivors face, and how they can get involved in providing much needed pro bono assistance in the communities where they live and work. Speakers will also provide information on resources on public health emergency law, and information to assist with pro bono representation.