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Disaster Response and Relief - What You Can Do To Assist the Victims of the Hurricane in Puerto Rico and Similar Disasters

CLE - Disaster Response and Relief

Co-Hosted by the Philadelphia Bar Association and Hispanic Bar Association of Pennsylvania (HBAPA) 

Experienced legal practitioners will describe how disaster legal services programs work, how to assist clients navigating FEMA regulatory rules and insurance disputes and how lawyers can generally assist disaster victims with other recurring legal issues, such as landlord tenant disputes, essential documents lost in the disaster, consumer fraud, and more.

Additionally, panelists will discuss the myriad of ethical issues that can potentially arise in disaster representation and how to address them.

Attendees will receive information on additional online resources that will assist them when they volunteer to assist a disaster survivor.

This CLE program will serve as initial training to assist disaster victims in upcoming clinics that may be sponsored by the HBA. Registration is FREE to those who will volunteer for disaster relief clinics. Details will be forthcoming.

Immediately following the CLE program, join your colleagues for a reception with Mayor Kenney at City Hall at 5:30 p.m., hosted by the Hispanic Bar Association of Pennsylvania, the Hispanic National Bar Association and U.S. Legal Support.

Date: 
Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Time: 
3:00 PM

Location: 
Philadelphia Bar Association
11th Floor Conference Center
1101 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

1 SUB/1 ETH

Registration Info: 
Registration:
2:30 PM

Program:
3:00 PM - 5:15 PM

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THIS CLE PROGRAM

Faculty: 
Course Planner:

Jacqueline Romero, Esq.
United States Attorney's Office
Eastern District of Pennsylvania

President, Hispanic Bar Association of Pennsylvania (HBAPA)

Moderator:

Will Gonzalez, Esq.
Executive Director
Ceiba

Presenters:

Amy Hirsch, Esq.
Managing Attorney
Community Legal Services, Inc. (CLS)

MaryAnn E. Tierney
Regional Administrator, Region III; Acting Regional Administrator, Region II
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) 

Joseph A. Sullivan, Esq.
Special Counsel and Director of Pro Bono Programs
Pepper Hamilton LLP

Lecturer in Law
University of Pennsylvania Law School

Elizabeth Yang, Esq.
Deputy Director, Division for Public Services

ABA Standing Committee on Disaster Response and Preparedness
American Bar Association (ABA) 
Washington, D.C.

Faculty subject to change. Additional faculty may be added.