The North Carolina Bar Foundation’s Disaster Legal Services Fund supports the provision of pro bono legal services to victims of natural disaster. The North Carolina Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division leads North Carolina Disaster Legal Services efforts in coordination with the American Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division, FEMA and Legal Aid of North Carolina. These organizations partnered to provide pro bono legal services to storm victims in the wake of Hurricane Matthew in 2016, Greensboro area tornadoes in 2017, and Hurricanes Florence and Michael in 2018. Read more here.
With the support of the Disaster Legal Services Fund, the NC Bar Foundation has partnered with the NC Pro Bono Resource Center to host a 2019 Disaster Legal Services Summit to review past efforts and plan for future coordinated services in collaboration with legal services providers across the state.