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As South Carolina prepares for inclement weather this week, the SC Bar YLD and the ABA YLD stand ready to implement a hotline for Hurricane Dorian victims seeking assistance with disaster-related legal issues, if needed.
YLD volunteers responded to hundreds of calls from our neighbors and friends seeking answers to disaster-related legal questions during past events. To continue the success of this hotline, we need your help! The YLD is seeking lawyers (of all ages and experience levels) who are willing to assist hotline callers by providing answers to basic FEMA and disaster-related questions. Most disaster survivors have basic legal questions related to FEMA applications and appeals, landlord-tenant law, construction law and insurance law that can be answered in one phone interaction. Lawyers who sign up for the hotline will be provided a free Disaster Legal Services Quick Reference Guide.
If you are interested in assisting with the hotline when a major disaster hits South Carolina, please sign up here to accept a referral.
The SC Bar’s Pro Bono Program offers a variety of useful resources for volunteer attorneys who want to help with disaster legal services.
As you get ready for the storm, note that our Practice Management Assistance Program offers tips for preparing your law practice for disasters and emergency situations.