Hurricane Sandy Response Program
Hurricane Sandy left an incalculable trail of destruction, devastation and heartbreak, and we know that many of you are still struggling. We are here to help.
For our members who need information about recovering from a disaster, or those for whom this event has been a reminder of the need to be ready for emergencies, we want to be a resource for you.
As it has in previous disasters, the New Jersey State Bar Association and its volunteers are ready to assist people and businesses whose lives have been forever altered. While much is uncertain in times like these, we are confident that our profession and this Association’s dedication to service remains strong, and our commitment to the community is steadfast.
The NJSBA's Mass Disaster Response Program volunteers will provide free legal assistance and guidance for immediate legal needs to members of the public arising from Hurricane Sandy. The program cannot handle complex legal matters. If long-term legal representation is needed to resolve legal issues, our staff will help members of the public contact a lawyer referral service program in their area. Additional assistance with and information about legal issues is also available at www.probononj.org.
Reference Guide Now Available for Hurricane Sandy Survivors
A new reference guide for those facing legal issues stemming from Hurricane Sandy is available. The guide, prepared by the lawyers and staff at McCarter and English LLP, attempts to survey the most common issues and point people in the right direction. "Handbook for Victims of Superstorm Sandy" provides information on medical, housing, financial, immigration, insurance and many other issues in an easy-to-read format to help lawyers and members of the public. Click here to download the handbook.
Through our social media outlets, Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn, attorneys and members of the public can get regular updates as well as share information about office space availability and other issues of concern.
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Through the Hurricane Sandy Response Program's CommunityNET forum, members of the legal community can discuss legal issues, volunteer opportunities and other matters. This forum is available to all members of the legal community.