Volunteers sought for pro bono disaster legal services help desk

The Iowa State Bar Association and American Bar Association-Young Lawyers Division have set up disaster legal services on-site assistance at FEMA Disaster Recovery Center 9, which is located in Westdall Mall (across from The Buckle) in Cedar Rapids.  The ISBA & ABA-YLD would like to staff the table for about three weeks, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., with attorneys taking four-hour shifts.   Attorneys are needed for shifts starting Monday, July 7.

Volunteer attorneys staff the table and provide advice and counsel to the disaster victims as the attorneys are able.  If attorneys are unable to handle the question on-site, the attorneys fill out an intake form and forward it to the ISBA.  The intake forms then are distributed in the same manner as they are distributed for the hotline project about which you
may have heard.      Click here for the directions for volunteer attorneys.

Mileage reimbursement may be available for the volunteer attorneys from FEMA.

Persons interested in staffing the table for a shift should contact Tracy L. Deutmeyer at (402) 341-3070 or via email at tdeutmeyer@mcgrathnorth.com.