Pro Bono News
Natural Disasters and Dealing with the Aftermath (Podcast)
Friday, July 26, 2019
- Legal Talk Network
Natural Disasters and Dealing with the Aftermath
"Natural disasters like hurricanes, floods, tornadoes, and earthquakes are awe inspiring forces that can cause extreme levels of destruction and devastation to the communities they impact. In recent months, Hurricane Barry caused flooding and disruption of vital services in New Orleans and the surrounding areas; and two powerful earthquakes rattled southern California. And nearly two years later. Puerto Rico is still reeling and recovering from the tragic effects of Hurricane Maria.
On Lawyer 2 Lawyer, host Craig Williams is joined by attorney Daniel Wade, coordinator of the Disaster Legal Services Program, attorney Jeanne Ortiz-Ortiz, Pro Bono Net’s Disaster Response Legal Fellow, and attorney Alejandro Figueroa-Quevedo, deputy executive director of the non-profit organization Puerto Rico Legal Services, to discuss what an individual can do to prepare themselves for natural disasters, how lawyers can assist in the aftermath, and their experiences working as lawyers during and after these catastrophic events..."