Lawyers Groups Organize for Katrina Relief
Washington, DC (September 2, 2005) – National and state bar associations are rallying to provide hurricane relief to an estimated 5,000 displaced Gulf Coast lawyers and their families, coordinating offers of housing, office space, equipment, and support services to help re-establish their practices and contact with their clients, firms and relatives. Attorneys and their families may not be able to return to their offices or homes for weeks, if ever. Despite their own personal difficulties, attorneys remain legally and ethically bound to continue to represent their clients. The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) therefore requests that you help the following organizations disseminate the following URLs and contact information.
American Bar Association (ABA):
Association of Trial Lawyers of American (ATLA):
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL):
Contact: Alison Sterling, Katrina Disaster Relief Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org.
NACDL has made this section of its members-only Web site available to all in need or wishing to make donations. Non-members can gain access by entering Username katrinarelief and the Password help.
The NACDL Web site also has links to major disaster relief agencies and its primary state affiliate organizations in the affected areas: the Alabama Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, the Louisiana Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the Mississippi Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.