ABA Website to Assist Harvey Victims
The American Bar Association establishes web page to provide members with information needed to assist victims of Hurricane Harvey.From the American Bar Association President Hilarie Bass:
The American Bar Association stands with those coping with the crisis in Texas and will do everything possible to mobilize lawyers in America to provide the pro bono assistance that is required to assist those who need our help. Numerous ABA entities are already activated and offering legal, monetary and other support to the victims of Hurricane Harvey. As they have so often in the past, the Disaster Legal Services Program of the ABA Young Lawyers Division is coordinating with FEMA to provide direct legal assistance to disaster survivors.
To coordinate all our efforts, we have established a webpage:http://ambar.org/harvey. This page provides our members the information they need to provide assistance to the victims of this disaster. Please check the page regularly as we will continue to update it with important information about ways to support those in need.
People need our help—I have no doubt that the lawyers of America will rise to the occasion and work together to provide the legal and other assistance to victims that only they can provide. Whether you provide direct pro bono assistance, provide answers online to legal questions or write a check to local legal service providers, there is something that each of you can do to help. We will work together to make a difference during this crisis. Thank you for volunteering to help!
Hilarie Bass, President
American Bar Association"