MCLE Volunteer Training: Help With Federal Benefits After a Disaster

Wednesday, October 23, 2019:  1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

The presenter will discuss federal benefits eligibility after a disaster, the sequence of delivery, common legal issues that arise as survivors navigate applications for, and denials of, FEMA and SBA benefits. The presenter will also discuss the role of pro bono attorneys after a disaster.

In this class, you will learn about:

  • The role of the Federal government in disaster assistance
  • Types of Federal assistance available in disasters through the Federal Response Plan (FRP).
  • The disaster response and recovery cycle.
  • Eligibility criteria for major types of assistance.
  • The purpose and function of an Emergency Response Team.

Earn 1.0 hour general MCLE credit

Presented by:
Julie Rattray, Legal Services Pro Bono Coordinator, Neighborhood Legal Services Los Angeles
Kate Meiss, Neighborhood Legal Services Los Angeles

Real-time captioning (CART) is available for this class for those who bring an internet-capable device.

LA Law Library does not provide legal advice:
LA Law Library does not provide legal advice. LA Law Library provides legal resources and assistance with legal research as an educational service. The information presented in this program is not legal advice and is provided solely as an educational service to our patrons. For legal advice, you should consult an attorney.


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