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Disaster Legal Services

The North Carolina Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division coordinates the North Carolina Disaster Legal Services (DLS) effort in partnership with the Young Lawyers Division of the American Bar Association, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Legal Aid of North Carolina (LANC). The DLS pro bono program provides disaster-related resources and services to the public and attorneys with the support of the North Carolina Bar Foundation.

DLS pro bono attorney volunteers assist clients with filing FEMA claims and other basic legal services such as filling out forms, writing letters, and placing phone calls.

Volunteers provide:

  • Basic counseling, advice and limited-scope representation;
  • Extended representation; and/or
  • Clinic-based brief advice and counseling (dates, times and places TBD).

Malpractice insurance coverage is provided to North Carolina attorneys who volunteer through the DLS program. For more information, please email [email protected].

Access disaster information handbooks, resources, video trainings and referral guides.