236 ABA Journal Natural Disasters articles.
ABA President Hilarie Bass and President-elect Robert M. Carlson will be visiting the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico on Monday and Tuesday to observe hurricane relief efforts and discuss future plans.
Jun 29, 2018 4:48 PM CDT
An Oregon judge has ordered a teen to pay $36.6 million in restitution for tossing fireworks in the Eagle Creek Canyon last September and sparking a wildfire that spread to…
May 22, 2018 11:55 AM CDT
Homeowners who lost their homes because of the eruption of the Kilauea volcano may not be covered for the loss, even if they have insurance.
May 15, 2018 12:18 PM CDT
The Puerto Rican Bar Association of Florida has opened a nonprofit legal clinic focused on providing legal services to Puerto Ricans who have settled in Florida after fleeing Hurricane Maria—and the clinic is employing displaced Puerto Rican attorneys.
Mar 8, 2018 9:51 AM CST
For the U.S. territories of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, the need for legal aid has been particularly great because power and telecommunications infrastructure will not be as easy to restore.
Feb 1, 2018 1:10 AM CST
Hurricane Katrina taught first-responding lawyers how to handle natural disasters.
Feb 1, 2018 12:15 AM CST
After Hurricane Harvey, Dale Felton shared tips, insights and advice about flood insurance claims on the Texas Lawyers Facebook page.
Feb 1, 2018 12:10 AM CST
Hurricane Harvey, and then Hurricane Irma, proved to be the coming of age for social media as tools for court systems and the legal profession to deal with such emergencies.
Feb 1, 2018 12:05 AM CST
The impact of the hurricanes over the island was not uniform, with some areas suffering extreme devastation. There was greater havoc in the eastern and central parts of the island, so many lawyers in those communities are still without power in their offices.
Feb 1, 2018 12:03 AM CST
Attorneys affected by hurricanes Harvey and Irma have risen to the occasion in ways personal, professional and altruistic, even when dealing with storm damage of their own. And four months after two hurricanes hit Puerto Rico, the situation for lawyers there
is still hard to assess.
Feb 1, 2018 12:00 AM CST
Churches are no longer excluded from disaster aid as a result of a policy change by the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
FEMA announced the policy change earlier this month and…
Jan 10, 2018 1:23 PM CST
The judiciary will evaluate the way it handles complaints of sexual harassment and its own standards of conduct regarding inappropriate behavior, according to Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr.
Jan 3, 2018 11:49 AM CST
Dozens of lawsuits have been filed on behalf of Houston homeowners seeking compensation as a result of a federal decision to release water from two reservoirs during Hurricane Harvey.
Oct 24, 2017 8:00 AM CDT
Fire victims in eight Northern California counties who can’t afford a lawyer can call a new hotline to receive free legal assistance.
The hotline number is 415-575-3120, according to a…
Oct 18, 2017 4:19 PM CDT
Former ABA President Stephen N. Zack was planning to leave his Miami home with his wife last Monday to visit his second home, a 20-acre Napa, California, ranch he co-owns with his law firm partner, David Boies.
Oct 13, 2017 4:21 PM CDT
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