Florida Bar Works to Help Its Members and Florida's Citizens; YLD Seeks Volunteers
Please take the time to read and share an
published in the Oct. 1 Florida Bar News that contains numerous post-hurricane resources and opportunities for volunteer service.
"Florida is no stranger to hurricanes," said Florida Bar President Michael Higer. "We have endured them before and will do so again. There are significant challenges ahead as we rebuild and recover, but together we will meet these challenges."
Here are some excerpts from the article:
Finally, The Florida Bar YLD is seeking volunteers to help with ongoing and future disaster relief efforts. The most pressing need is for volunteers to return calls placed to the YLD's 1-800 hotline or at FEMA centers. If you are able, please volunteer here.
- The Florida Bar has gathered many helpful resources on its hurricane information page and will continue to update that page as more information becomes available.
- Florida Bar Practice Resource Institute advisors can assist members by phone by calling 866-730-2020, the live chat feature at pri.floridabar.org is active and members may email for assistance.
- The Bar has created a system called the Florida Bar Member Disaster Recovery Connection to link Florida lawyers adversely affected by the storm with other lawyers able to assist. That assistance includes temporary housing; temporary office space; office furniture, equipment or office supplies; volunteer clean-up services; legal assistance; and other resources and services.
- The Florida Bar is currently working with several member benefit providers to enhance existing offerings for members affected by Hurricane Irma, including complimentary additional services or extended complimentary trial periods. Please check the special enhanced benefit page for the latest added services.