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Legal Aid for Disaster Recovery

Legal Aid for Disaster Recovery:
Filing Individual Assistance Claims with FEMA
Monday, May 23, 2022 | 10:30 am - 12:15 pm
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Program Fee:

Free for Members | $50 for Nonmembers
Members who are Law Students, Recent Law Graduates, Newly Admitted Lawyers (admitted for the first time in any state or country 2020-2022), In-House/Corporate Counsel, Judges, and attorneys who practice within the Government, Academic or Not-for-Profit sectors attend this program for free.

CLE Credit:
New York: 2.0 Total: 1.5 Professional Practice & .5 Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion
New Jersey: 2.1 General
California: 2.0 General
Pennsylvania: 1.5 General
Connecticut: Available to Licensed Attorneys

This program provides transitional/non-transitional credit to all attorneys

The legal profession has the opportunity to play an important role in New York City’s resiliency, by helping to ensure the five boroughs remain viable places for all New Yorkers to call home. Between climate change and the city’s aging infrastructure, disasters pose an increasing threat to New York City residents, most of whom lack the resources for meaningful recovery. Lawyers, however, are well-positioned to support fellow New Yorkers so they receive fair reimbursement for their disaster-related damages. This continuing legal education program will familiarize attorneys with how to represent clients who are filing disaster claims with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

Speakers will cover:
• The importance of viewing disaster recovery through a lens of justice and equity.
• An overview of the different types of assistance that FEMA offers to victims of a disaster.
• An overview of the FEMA’s claims process and give practice tips for navigating the process.

Upon completing the CLE, attorneys will have the option of being added to a database of lawyers who are available to provide pro bono representation to claimants after disasters.

Click Here to View Program Agenda & Faculty

Program Instructor:
Maggie Palmer Saalfield, Staff Attorney, Legal Aid Society

Sponsoring Association Committee:
Environmental Law, Bethany Davis Noll & L. Margaret Barry, Chairs

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