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THE NEEDS OF THOSE AFFECTED BY HURRICANE MICHAEL ARE STILL GREAT

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January 23, 2019

Declaring that “This is our new normal,” ABA President Bob Carlson came to Tallahassee on December 11 to find out how Hurricane Michael recovery efforts, particularly those requiring lawyers, are going.

Carlson, during a whirlwind set of meetings, met with The Florida Bar, Young Lawyers Division, FEMA, legal aid, and other government and nonprofit officials, to assess the Category 4 storm’s aftermath, how the legal system is responding — particularly the ABA’s efforts to help victims with their legal problems — and how those responses can be improved in the future.

Lawyers who want to volunteer to help Hurricane Michael victims through Legal Services of North Florida can contact that organization.

Bar members can find out more information about the FEMA program operated though the YLD on the YLD’s website.

The Bar’s practice advisory service, LegalFuel, also has information about how lawyers can prepare their offices for and recover from disasters; https://www.legalfuel.com/disaster-planning-business-continuity.

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