Disaster Relief CLE

  • 15 Nov 2017
  • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • NJ Law Center, One Constitution Square, New Brunswick, NJ


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Join the Hispanic Bar Association and New Jersey State Bar Association for a Disaster Relief CLE discussion on Wednesday, November 15, 2017, from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm at the New Jersey Law Center, One Constitution Square, New Brunswick, NJ.

On November 15, 2017, experienced experts in disasters will describe how disaster legal services programs work, how to quickly put these programs into place, and how lawyers can assist disaster victims. The CLE will also provide background on the most recurring legal issues disaster survivors face - from insurance disputes, FEMA benefits, landlord tenant disputes, consumer fraud, and more. Additionally, presenters will discuss the myriad of ethical issues that can potentially arise in disaster representation and how to address them.

Notably, this program is also open to non-attorneys. Participants will receive information on additional online resources that will provide invaluable resources for when they volunteer to assist a disaster survivor.

Registration is free and 2.4 NJ CLE credits will be offered to all attendees. Attorneys who are not able to attend in-person, will be able to receive non-live credit. Attorneys interested in receiving non-live credit must (1) register and (2) email Arianna Mouré arianna.moure@gmail.com and Emilia Pérez emiliaperez8@gmail.com with the email address that they wish to receive the link for the live webcast.




On April 14, 2018, we invite you to join us at our pro-bono legal clinic for a Day of Service at 42 Broad Street, Elizabeth, New Jersey from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Additional event details are available on the attached flyers. 

We are seeking lawyers, law students, and other paraprofessionals to provide legal guidance at a free legal clinic to be held on April 14, 2018. This April 14th “Day of Service” is a direct response to the urgent crisis afflicting U.S.Citizens from disaster stricken islands now residing in NJ. Our clinic will provide free legal and other services to evacuees. Issues to be addressed include registering evacuees for FEMA and other disaster relief benefits/services as well as filing FEMA appeals and the like. 

You need not volunteer for the entire duration. Please feel free to volunteer for a few hours or the entire event.

To assist in preparing you to serve as a volunteer, we ask that you kindly review this CLE disaster relief seminar video <https://www.pli.edu/Content/OnDemand/Puerto_Rico_Disaster_Relief_/_/N-4nZ1z0zr9x?ID=332358> which highlights important and common legal disaster relief issues. 

For those interested in  handling pro bono appeals cases with your firm or on an independent basis, please let us know and we will coordinate with you to make appropriate accommodations. 

Please contact Arianna Mouré amoure@floriolaw.com and Emilia Pérez emiliaperez8@gmail.com with any questions or concerns. 

On behalf of disaster victims in NJ, we thank you in advance for your help. 

-Disaster Relief Committee 

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Founded in 1980, the HBA-NJ is a 501(c)(6) nonprofit association that is comprised of attorneys, judges, law professors, law students, and other professionals who share a common interest in addressing the issues affecting Hispanics within the legal community.

The purpose of the Association is to serve the public interest: (i) by cultivating the art and science of jurisprudence, (ii) by advancing the standing of the legal profession, and (iii) by preserving high standards of integrity, honor, and professional courtesy among Hispanic lawyers.

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