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Dentsu Aegis Network and Pro Bono Net Offer Access to Justice for Survivors of Natural Disasters

Dentsu Aegis Network and Pro Bono Net Offer Access to Justice for Survivors of Natural Disasters

"NEW YORK, NY, July 30, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- In the midst of hurricane season, a new two-part media campaign will aim to help underserved communities impacted by natural disasters secure the proper resources they need and often don’t receive. To tackle this important issue, Dentsu Aegis Network and Pro Bono Net will kick off a nationwide, integrated, two-part awareness campaign intended to recruit legal experts as well as promote pro-bono disaster relief opportunities for people in need.

Administered by Pro Bono Net, DisasterLegalAid.org is a joint effort of Lone Star Legal Aid, Pro Bono Net, the American Bar Association’s Center for Pro Bono, the Legal Services Corporation and the National Legal Aid & Defender Association. DisasterLegalAid.org was established to recruit and mobilize legal professionals in the aftermath of a disaster and to help disaster-impacted communities get free legal aid and self-help resources.

The first campaign is targeted at the U.S. legal community as a call to action to volunteer. This will help ensure that there is a sufficient volunteer force ready to act when needed. The campaign will direct legal professionals to a landing page, designed and developed by Dentsu Aegis Network’s iProspect, to sign up as pro bono volunteers. Pro Bono Net will help connect volunteers with opportunities in their local area, and to resources available through DisasterLegalAid.org to learn more about the legal issues impacting survivors..."

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  • Disasters
  • Pro Bono/Legal Services
  • Housing