Disaster Preparedness and the Law: Spotting Legal Issues Before and After a Disaster

We want to invite you to the next program in our 2024-2025 CLE webinar series: “Disaster Preparedness and the Law: Spotting Legal Issues Before and After a Disaster.” This CLE will be held on August 8th, 2024, beginning at 12pm. It will qualify for 1 hour of General credit, pending approval by the North Carolina State Bar.

This CLE will prepare attorneys to spot legal issues commonly affecting people both before and after disasters, including homeownership and insurance issues; landlord/tenant issues; FEMA; and contractor fraud.

Presenter Bio: Emma Smiley is a supervising attorney with Legal Aid of North Carolina’s Disaster Recovery Project, where she represents low-income North Carolinians impacted by natural disasters. She currently specializes in representing homeowners seeking federal, state, and nonprofit funding to repair their disaster-damaged homes, and particularly enjoys assisting heir owners in gaining and establishing marketable title to their homes. Previously, she has worked in Legal Aid’s domestic violence practice group, and has handled family law, housing, consumer, expungement and education cases. She has also worked for the state of North Carolina in a legal research position and has represented employees in wage and hour cases in private practice. She is a graduate of Duke University School of Law.