Volunteer pro bono attorneys are needed to address the legal needs of North Carolinians impacted by the tornado that swept through the Greensboro area on April 15, 2018. The NC Young Lawyers division, in partnership with FEMA, the ABA’s YLD, NC Emergency Management, Legal Aid of NC and the NCBA YLD Disaster Committee, has established a toll free line for requests for legal help for disaster related problems. Calls are screened and referred to volunteer attorneys who agree to offer a phone consultation. The types of legal assistance available to survivors include: • Assistance with appeals of FEMA and other benefits available to disaster survivors; • Assistance with life, medical, and property insurance claims; • Help with home repair contracts and contractors; • Replacement of wills and other important legal documents destroyed in the disaster; • Assistance in consumer protection matters, remedies and procedures; • Counseling on mortgage-foreclosure problems; and • Counseling on landlord-tenant problems. It is anticipated that the largest needs will relate to insurance, landlord-tenant and FEMA issues. Volunteer attorneys with experience in these areas are especially needed but training is provided if you don’t have experience in this area. For more information visit https://www.ncbar.org/news/volunteers-needed-for-tornado-victims/

Project Frequency

One Time Event

Project Time Commitment

Varies.

Project Location

Remote Electronic (service completed by phone or internet)

Area of Law

  • Advance Directives (Wills
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Living Wills
  • etc.)
  • Benefits (Government
  • Veterans
  • etc.)
  • Consumer
  • Disability
  • Elder
  • Health/Healthcare
  • Housing

Geographic Areas

  • Remote

Project For

  • Newly Licensed Attorney
  • Attorney

Population Served

  • Children/Youth
  • General Low Income
  • Seniors

Skills to be Developed

  • Client Advice and Counseling
  • Document Drafting (Contracts
  • Advance Directives
  • Petitions
  • etc.)
  • Training Provided for Project Volunteers
    Yes
  • Volunteers Who Speak an Additional Language Requested for this Project
    Yes
  • Malpractice Insurance Provided for this Project
    Yes
  • Mentorship Provided for this Project
    Yes