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DisasterLegalAid.org Re-Launched as Online Hub for Disaster Legal Services

Posted in Launch, Legal Services, Pro Bono, Superstorm Sandy, Technology, Website Launch

In addition to developing new tools, sites, and solutions to increase access to justice, Pro Bono Net looks for ways to grow and adapt its programs to match evolving needs and leverage new technology. In that vein, over the past few months PBN Program Director Liz Keith and I have been hard at work with… Continue Reading

#DisasterLegalAid: LawHelpNY Webinar Outlines Best Practices in Post-Disaster Social Media

Posted in Social Media, Superstorm Sandy, Technology, Webinar

Non-profits and legal services organizations have come to recognize the importance of social media and many now have well-developed social media strategies implemented by staff experts. That being said, disaster response brings with it special considerations for every facet of an organization’s operations and social media is no exception. In order to assist legal services… Continue Reading

Fordham Law Symposium Panelists Address Long-Term Policy Responses to Sandy and Advocate for Survivors

Posted in Conferences, Legal Services, Pro Bono, Superstorm Sandy

On Friday, February 21st I broke from my normal office routine and headed up to Fordham Law School for the annual Fordham Environmental Law Review Symposium, which this year was titled “Eye of the Storm: Hurricane Sandy Response and Rebuilding Strategies.” The panels at the Symposium demonstrated an emphasis on addressing the systemic problems Sandy… Continue Reading

MLK Day: A Day of (and a learned perspective on) Service

Posted in Superstorm Sandy

As an AmeriCorps VISTA member, I work on projects designed to increase the capacity of attorneys and advocates who provide disaster legal assistance. Thus, with few exceptions, I work more with attorneys and advocates than with the disaster victims themselves. On the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service organized by the Corporation for National… Continue Reading

Superstorm Sandy Series: One-Year Later Reflections

Posted in Conferences, Legal Services, Pro Bono, Superstorm Sandy

Pro Bono Net’s Adam Friedl and Jake Hertz share their reflections on the one-year anniversary of Superstorm Sandy. Jake Hertz The one-year anniversary of Superstorm Sandy is a moment to step back, take stock of our successes and failures, and ponder how we can apply the lessons learned to continuing Sandy relief efforts and preparing… Continue Reading

Superstorm Sandy Series: An Interview with City Bar Justice Center’s Victor Tello

Posted in Legal Services, Pro Bono, Superstorm Sandy

About the Series Pro Bono Net is proud to present this series of interviews reflecting on the legal help provided to victims of Superstorm Sandy in the months following the storm. Our New York-based Program Associate, Jake Hertz, sits down with leaders of the legal relief efforts to get their thoughts on the successes, lessons,… Continue Reading

Superstorm Sandy Series: An Interview with Legal Services NYC’s Jennifer Ching

Posted in Legal Services, Pro Bono, Superstorm Sandy

About the Series Pro Bono Net is proud to present this series of interviews reflecting on the legal help provided to victims of Superstorm Sandy in the months following the storm. Our New York-based Program Associate, Jake Hertz, sits down with leaders of the legal relief efforts to get their thoughts on the successes, lessons,… Continue Reading

Superstorm Sandy Series: An Interview with The Legal Aid Society’s Tashi Lhewa and Young Lee

Posted in Pro Bono, Superstorm Sandy

About the Series Pro Bono Net is proud to present this series of interviews reflecting on the legal help provided to victims of Superstorm Sandy in the months following the storm. Our New York-based Program Associate, Jake Hertz, sits down with leaders of the legal relief efforts to get their thoughts on the successes, lessons,… Continue Reading

Superstorm Sandy Series: An Interview with Brooklyn Jubilee’s Sandhya Boyd

Posted in Legal Services, Pro Bono, Superstorm Sandy

About the Series Pro Bono Net is proud to present this series of interviews reflecting on the legal help provided to victims of Superstorm Sandy in the months following the storm. Our New York-based Program Associate, Jake Hertz, sits down with leaders of the legal relief efforts to get their thoughts on the successes, lessons,… Continue Reading