Monday, March 21, 2016

April 6: Webcast - Providing Legal Assistance in the Aftermath of Disaster Part II

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, as well as the companion program, Providing Legal Assistance in the Aftermath of Disaster Part I (available On-Demand), 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
  • Government benefits issues for recipients and applicants
  • Immigration issues in the aftermath of a disaster
  • Family law matters including child custody and visitation
  • Probate concerns, including intestacy, lost/destroyed documents, guardianships and conservatorships
  • Employment problems when employees and employers are affected by the disaster and Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA)
  • Tax and small business issues, including eligibility for Small Business Administration (SBA) loans
Non-profit organization attorneys and staff, pro bono attorneys, law firm pro bono coordinators, law school clinical faculty, and anyone who wants to learn how to assist low-income disaster survivors with legal issues.
Providing Legal Assistance in the Aftermath of Disaster Part II
April 6, 2016
9:00 AM Pacific
Webcast - Register Now!
Also Presented In-Person In San Francisco, CA
6 or more credits in most jurisdictions

  • Chair: Tiela Chalmers ~ Chief Executive Officer, Alameda County Bar Association
  • Nicholas M. Baran ~ Attorney at Law
  • Deborah L. Fox ~ Special Counsel, Skootsky & Der LLP
  • Jason J. Galek ~ Certified Specialist in Taxation Law, Galek Law
  • Kaitlin Kalna Darwal ~ Senior Attorney, Immigration Program, Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto
  • Yasmine S. Mehmet ~ Certified Specialist in Family Law, Law Office of Yasmine S. Mehmet
  • Aaron P. Minnis ~ Partner, Minnis & Smallets LLP
  • Lisa M. Newstrom ~ Managing Attorney, Santa Clara County, Bay Area Legal Aid
  • Nils C. Rosenquest ~ Rosenquest & Associates
  • Peter A. Shelton ~ Law Office of Peter Shelton
  • Program Attorney: Christina Thompson ~ Program Attorney, Practising Law Institute

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