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November 5, 2018

The Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division needs volunteer attorneys for its FEMA Disaster Relief Hotline. Volunteers provide basic legal services for low-income individuals in non-fee generating cases. The most pressing need is for volunteers to return calls.

You don’t have to live in North Florida to provide this service. To volunteer, complete this form and review the  FEMA Disaster Assistance Manual for Legal Services Advocates. For more information, visit the YLD FEMA page.

Another opportunity for lawyers to help is to sign up for Florida Free Legal Answers. Lawyers can add themselves to this program and subscribe to get alerts for questions about Hurricane Michael so that they can quickly assist consumers requesting help. This program offers an easy way to lend expertise and takes only a couple of minutes to sign up and start helping.

The Florida Bar has also collected helpful links and information on its Hurricane Information page for consumers as well as attorneys, and a list of consumer resources has been sent to media in the affected areas.