Coming Together When We Can't Be Together—How to Help Disaster Survivors During a Public Health Crisis

  • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Central Time (US & Canada)
  • By: ABA Standing Committee on Legal Aid and Indigent Defense, ABA Young Lawyers Division, ABA Center for Pro Bono
  • Online Event
  • Disasters
  • Training (non-CLE)
  • Webinar

Free Webinar from the American Bar Assocition

After a disaster, recovery centers are stood up to bring together agencies that can provide assistance to disaster survivors. Recovery centers are an integral part for the legal community to provide outreach, education, and legal services, as it is an efficient means of finding disaster survivors. A public health emergency like COVID19 may prevent these recovery centers from standing up after a major disaster, which begs the question—How do we find, and help these survivors? This panel will discuss the new ideas and opportunities of helping disaster survivors during an overlapping public health emergency. Cosponsored by the ABA Standing Committee on Legal Aid and Indigent Defendants, the ABA Young Lawyers Division, and the Center for Pro Bono and Public Service.

Moderator: Ted Howard, Chair, ABA Standing
Committee on Legal Aid and Indigent Defendants

Linda Anderson Stanley, Director, Disaster Legal Services, ABA Young Lawyers Division

Linley Boone-Almaguer, Disaster Assistance Attorney, Edinburg Branch Manager, Texas RioGrande Legal Aid

Mary DeWitt-Dia, Manager, National Partnerships, Disaster Cycle Services, American Red Cross

Miri Miller, Deputy General Counsel, Americas, Dentsu Aegis Network

Free Palmer, Chief, Disaster Recovery Centers Unit, Individuals and Households Branch/ Field Services, Section, Individual Assistance Division, DHS/FEMA

Leslie N. Powell-Boudreaux, Executive Director, Legal Services of North Florida, Inc.; Elizabeth B. Savage, W. C. Dawson Fellow, Disaster Relief Project, Legal Aid of North Carolina, Inc.