Since 1994, the Georgia Legal Services Program (GLSP) has been the lead provider of disaster legal services in Georgia.
In the event of an federal disaster declaration in Georgia, GLSP, the State Bar YLD and the State Bar Pro Bono Project coordinate the delivery of free legal information, advice and representation for disaster survivors. These services may address: ID replacement, repair contracts, real property insurance, FEMA benefits applications, emergency food stamp benefits, emergency unemployment insurance, and more.
If you are a Georgia attorney, we may call upon you during a disaster to meet with survivors to listen and counsel. In the early days and weeks of a disaster, most survivors do not have a legal problem they have identified. Most need to know how to find legal help later down the road. Occasionally, you will be needed to help them deal with emergency services or to help them understand their insurance policies.
GLSP attorneys and the Pro Bono Project are available to provide volunteer lawyers with instructions and support on-site. Our disaster law resources may be found here: www.GeorgiaAdvocates.org/GOJC.
For more information, contact Mike Monahan at firstname.lastname@example.org.