How Lawyers Can Help in Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands

To ensure that legal assistance is available to victims of hurricane disasters in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, the American Bar Association (ABA) has partnered with the Louisiana Civil Justice Center (LCJC) to create a hotline (800-310-7029) to provide needed information and services through pro bono volunteers. The ABA urges lawyers who are active members of the USVI or Puerto Rico bars to sign up to accept referrals of pro bono cases from the LCJC. Lawyers who are not licensed in either place can also assist by providing legal research or assistance with federal/administrative law questions. The volunteer sign up form is online in English and Spanish at ABA Disaster Legal Services Volunteer Attorney Intake Form. For more opportunities, go to the TBA's Volunteer Resources for Disaster Relief page.

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