Disaster Legal Assistance

The YLD recruits lawyers willing to volunteer their time to help Tennesseans affected by natural disasters. It also provides resources, including CLE programs, to help volunteers handle such cases. The division published the first-ever Tennessee Disaster Assistance Manual to guide attorneys through common issues that arise following a disaster. When the state faces a disaster, the YLD, in cooperation with the American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division, the Tennessee Alliance for Legal Services and the Federal Emergency Management Agency, also recruits lawyers to staff a hotline for victims and handle cases pro bono. Learn more about disaster legal assistance and other relief efforts or get resources for disaster recovery of a law office.

For more information about the YLD's disaster relief efforts contact:

Caitlyn Luedtke Elam
YLD Disaster Committee Chair
Lewis Thomason
One Centre Square, Fifth Floor
620 Market Street
Knoxville, TN 37902
(865) 546-4646
celam@lewisthomason.com

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