Post Hurricane Irma Resources

The Florida Bar

HURRICANE IRMA: FEMA DESIGNATES COUNTIES; LEGAL HOTLINE CALLS FOR VOLUNTEERS

The Florida Bar | Article | September 14, 2017

As of Thursday [Sept. 14], 37 Florida counties had been designated for federal disaster assistance for uninsured and under-insured damage and losses resulting from Hurricane Irma. For a complete listing of recent hurricane-related news as well as resources for Florida Bar members and the public, go to The Florida Bar’s 2017 Hurricane Information page.

 

The Florida Bar

FREE HOTLINE WILL GIVE LEGAL ADVICE ON HURRICANE RECOVERY

Orlando Sentinel | Article | September 13, 2017

A hotline for free legal advice on Hurricane Irma recovery went live Wednesday [Sept. 13], for anyone dealing with the storm, but especially for those who can’t afford an attorney. The Federal Emergency Management Agency set up the hotline along with the Young Lawyers Divisions of the Florida Bar and American Bar Association. The number is (866) 550-2929.

 

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FLORIDA LEGAL AID AGENCIES READYING FOR CALLS AND QUESTIONS FROM HURRICANE IRMA VICTIMS

Daily Business Review | Article | September 14, 2017

 

HOTLINE OPEN FOR LEGAL HELP WITH HURRICANE IRMA-RELATED PROBLEMS

Sun Sentinel | Article | September 13, 2017

 

NEED BATTERIES, ICE AND AC, AND FREE LEGAL ASSISTANCE AFTER IRMA? HERE’S HELP.

Miami Herald | Article | September 12, 2017

 

FREE LEGAL ASSISTANCE FOR IRMA VICTIMS

Tampa Bay Times | Article | September 13, 2017

 

FREE LEGAL ADVICE NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE

Gainesville Sun | Article | September 13, 2017

 

HURRICANE IRMA UPDATES: WEDNESDAY

Sarasota Herald-Tribune | Article | September 13, 2017

 

Legal Profession

10 WAYS SOUTH FLORIDA LAWYERS CAN HELP AFTER HURRICANE IRMA

Daily Business Review | Article | September 12, 2017

Here are a few ways South Florida lawyers can put their skills and knowledge to work over the coming weeks, helping people affected by Hurricane Irma. They include answering questions through the online legal clinic Florida Free Legal Answers and signing up to respond to FEMA hotline questions. The hotline at (866) 550-2929 went live Wednesday, and the Young Lawyers Divisions of the Florida Bar and the ABA are looking for volunteers.

 

Judiciary

HURRICANE IRMA: PALM BEACH COUNTY COURTS REOPEN AFTER CASE, JUDGE SELECTION DELAYS

Palm Beach Post | Article | September 13, 2017

Several sentencings in high-profile cases and the selection process to replace two circuit judges have all been postponed by Hurricane Irma, even as business resumed Wednesday [Sept. 13] at a Palm Beach County satellite courthouse. Nonjury cases will resume today [Sept. 14] at the main county courthouse in West Palm Beach and the branch courthouses in Delray Beach and Belle Glade when those courthouses reopen to the public. The 15th Circuit State Attorney’s and Public Defender’s offices have already reopened. Jury duty, however, is canceled for the remainder of this week and will resume on Monday.

 

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PALM BEACH COUNTY JUDICIAL HOPEFULS GET EXTRA TIME TO SEEK 2 OPENINGS

Palm Beach Post | Article | September 13, 2017

 

DUVAL COUNTY COURTHOUSE AND CLERK’S OFFICE REMAIN CLOSED THE REST OF THE WEEK

Jacksonville Daily Record | Article | September 13, 2017

 

US VIRGIN ISLANDS FEDERAL COURT CRIPPLED BY HURRICANE IRMA

Daily Business Review | Article | September 12, 2017