New Jersey State Bar Association - The voluntary Bar Association of New Jersey, serving members since 1899.

Volunteer Information

Welcome to the volunteer page of the New Jersey State Bar Association’s Hurricane Sandy Response Program!

Written Resources for Volunteers

Here are links to information that might be useful to attorney volunteers in assisting callers referred to them:

Relief and Recovery Assistance Guide, compiled by United Way
Provides an overview of programs and agencies available to assist residents affected by Hurricane Sandy

Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Court Matters that May Have Been Affected by Hurrican Sandy

Resources from the Louisiana State Bar Association:

Materials from November 16 training offered by the Louisiana State Bar Association

Disaster Legal Assistance: Mortgage Related Issues

Education and Medical Care Issues After Disaster

Weathering Insurance Claims After the Storm

Immigration Issues and Eligibility for Disaster Assistance & Benefits

FEMA and Other Disaster Benefits: An Outline


Training or other information seminars open to or of interest to volunteers

View the Disaster-Related Landlord/Tenant Issues Webinar
Sponsored by the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education

Download the materials

Originally presented on Friday, November 30


Innovative Strategies to Maximize Business Insurance Claims
Originally presented on November 9, 2012

Unemployment Insurance and Disasters
Originally presented December 12, 2012


Rebuilding New Jersey:

Helping Your Clients in the Aftermath of the "Superstorm"

Sponsored by the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education

Originally presented on Thursday, November 29 at New Jersey Law Center, New Brunswick, NJ

5:30 to 8:30

Fee to attend

Will be available to download shortly

FEMA Assistance and Appeals Training for Legal Service and Pro Bono Attorneys
Sponsored by the Louisiana State Bar Association  
Orignally presented on Friday, November 16

Download the presentation
click here to access the materials


Providing Legal Assistance to Persons Affected by Superstorm Sandy

Sponsored by the New York State Bar Association

Originally presented on Thursday, November 15


This was a seminar focusing on providing general disaster assistance and covered the following topics: (1) Overview of the Law and Legal Considerations in Disaster Relief, including landlord/tenant and insurance considerations; (2) Identification of State and Federal Relief Programs Designed to Meet the Needs of Persons Impacted by Superstorm Sandy; and (3) Best Practices for Advising Clients in Disaster Relief Situations.  


The program can be downloaded through the New York State Bar Association website at or by clicking on this link.