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LOUISIANA'S DISASTER MANUAL AVAILABLE TO VOLUNTEERS ASSISTING HURRICANE LAURA RECOVERY

Updated: Sep 10, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: Adrienne Wheeler, 504-561-7312; awheeler@louisianaappleseed.org


September 9, 2020, NEW ORLEANS, LA - Louisiana Appleseed released a 2020 update to the training guide with resources for volunteer attorneys who want to volunteer to assist individuals and families impacted by Hurricane Laura and in need of free legal assistance.


"Recovery from a hurricane often requires legal assistance from an already overworked and under-supported legal aid framework," said Adrienne Wheeler, Executive Director of Louisiana Appleseed. "This Disaster Training Manual (2020) is available to volunteer attorneys when disasters strike and enables them to provide access to legal representation for thousands of Louisiana residents, especially the poor, who face legal challenges while recovering after a disaster."


Volunteer attorneys who would like to provide assistance are highly encouraged to work with an existing legal service provider, such as Acadiana Legal Services Corporation (ALSC), that will be able to assign cases. Volunteers can also register online through the American Bar Association portal, XXXvZXZXZ. Volunteers are also needed to provide responses online at es to the training manual. The manual and appendices are available for download at: