Natural and man-made disasters have a disparate impact on the low-income community. In the last two years, legal services programs have represented survivors of floods, tornadoes, and contamination of water systems in Flint, Michigan and East Chicago, Indiana.
Dealing with FEMA is challenging for survivors and their attorneys. Legal Services and pro bono counsel are essential to helping these survivors deal not only with FEMA, but also with long-term and complex legal issues that linger after the initial disaster. Fortunately, technological advances continues to provide new tools for attorneys and survivors.
As a result of this session, participants will better understand:
- How to address the often complex legal issues that continue for years after a disaster
- How to acquire helpful, practical tools that litigators can use to diligently represent their clients
- What FEMA needs in order for you to make a successful claim
- How technology is used to help disaster survivors