You can sign up to help in advance of a disaster, for just 20 hours a year, and be a part of the difference!

Sign up for our LEGAL FIRST RESPONDERS sm program.  Commit to 20 hours over the course of each year, and be part of the initial team staffing hotlines and centralized resource centers. Sign up to help

ACBA and Legal Access are proud to be founding members of the Disaster Legal Assistance Collaborative


Our coalition of private and public legal organizations created a hotline in an effort to provide legal aide to fire victims across the state after the 2017 North Bay fires. We have the infrastructure to act quickly after a disaster to provide assistance to survivors.

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Home destroyed by fire in Santa Rosa, CA
free legal advice hotline

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Take a training to help after a disaster


In the aftermath of disasters, survivors face a wide variety of legal problems and barriers to recovery. This training will enable attorneys to help serve after a crisis and will prepare attorneys to participate in disaster legal services pro bono efforts, including brief phone assistance, providing legal information and referral, in person assistance at know-your-rights workshops, community forums and legal aid clinics (general or subject-specific), and legal representation (limited and full scope). Learn more and/or take the training

Lawyers are ready to provide on-the-ground relief after a disaster.

But they need your help. Donate today!

Here’s the plan – Donations will be used to provide immediate and long term relief in affected regions of California.
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