Wednesday, September 23, 2015

September 24: Webcast - Providing Legal Assistance in the Aftermath of Disaster 2015 #MCLE

A major disaster is likely to strike in California within our lifetime. In the aftermath, survivors will need help to resolve legal issues related to the disaster. By attending this program, you will learn about the most common post-disaster legal issues and then be able to participate in a regionally coordinated disaster legal services pro bono effort by providing brief phone assistance to disaster legal helpline callers, in-person assistance through legal services help desks located at Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs), or pro bono representation.
What You Will Learn:
  • Overview of framework for providing disaster legal services
  • Types of pro bono opportunities
  • Post-disaster housing issues faced by both tenants and homeowners
  • Insurance claims process and typical issues following an earthquake
  • Eligibility, application process, denials and appeals for individual assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Small Business Administration (SBA), and Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA)
  • Immigrant eligibility for individual disaster assistance
  • Consumer fraud and debtor issues
Providing Legal Assistance in the Aftermath of Disaster 2015
September 24, 2015
9:00 AM Pacific
Webcast - Register Now!

  • Chair: Tiela Chalmers ~ Chief Executive Officer, Alameda County Bar Association
  • Mark F. Anderson ~ Partner, Anderson, Ogilvie & Brewer, LLP
  • Marie N. Appel ~ Supervising Attorney, Medical-Legal Project and Consumer Project, Justice & Diversity Center of The Bar of San Francisco
  • Amy Bach ~ Executive Director, United Policyholders
  • Maeve Elise Brown ~ Executive Director, Housing and Economic Rights Advocates
  • Tad A. Devlin ~ Partner, Kaufman Dolowich Voluck,LLP
  • Tyler C. Gerking ~ Partner, Farella Braun & Martel LLP
  • Carolyn Gold ~ Supervising Attorney, Justice & Diversity Center of The Bar Association of San Francisco
  • Madeline Howard ~ Senior Attorney, Western Center on Law & Poverty
  • Julia Price Rosner ~ Employment Law Specialist and Low-wage Worker’s Rights Coordinator, Manhattan Legal Services
  • Professor Ora Prochovnick ~ Director of Clinical and Public Interest Law Programs, John F. Kennedy University College of Law
  • Kent Qian ~ Staff Attorney, National Housing Law Project
  • David B. Smith ~ Insurance & Risk Management Consultant, Farella Braun & Martel LLP
  • Program Attorney: Christina Thompson ~ Program Attorney, Practising Law Institute.

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