The ABA Young Lawyers Division is seeking volunteers to remotely help with FEMA appeals and other issues in American Samoa resulting from Tropical Storm Gita. You do not need to have prior experience in this area and training, mentorship, and templates are available. You may be licensed in any state to participate.

Project Frequency


Project Time Commitment

Time commitment varies depending on volunteer availability. American Samoa is 7 hours behind EST, so if you set aside some time in the afternoon/evening, you'll be corresponding during the normal workday in American Samoa.

Project Location

Remote Electronic (service completed by phone or internet)

Area of Law

  • Other

Geographic Areas

  • Remote

Project For

  • Newly Licensed Attorney
  • Attorney

Population Served

  • Children/Youth
  • People who are Homeless
  • Seniors
  • Veterans/Military

Skills to be Developed

  • Document Drafting (Contracts
  • Advance Directives
  • Petitions
  • etc.)
  • Legal Research and Writing
  • Training Provided for Project Volunteers
  • Volunteers Who Speak an Additional Language Requested for this Project
  • Malpractice Insurance Provided for this Project
  • Mentorship Provided for this Project