Storm Surge: Disaster response for attorneys
In the wake of Hurricane Dorian, many North Carolinians are without power, permanent shelter and other necessities. In the coming weeks there will be a significant need for attorneys to help hurricane survivors get back on their feet and this CLE is an opportunity to get involved and learn about providing effective assistance. We will go over a range of topics, including government benefits, how to apply and the appeals process, insurance claims, common health concerns and landlord/tenant issues for hurricane survivors. We will also cover FEMA & SBA applications, the appeals process and best practices/strategies. We will then touch briefly on the National Flood Insurance Program before wrapping up with a 15 minute Q&A with our expert panelists.
Alison Everett Alison Everett has worked as a staff attorney at the Legal Aid of North Carolina Helpline office for 13 years and is part of LANC's disaster recovery team. Prior to joining LANC, she worked as a legal aid attorney in South Carolina and Indiana. She is also a former attorney with the Small Business Administration (SBA) and worked for FEMA on disaster relief efforts after Hurricane Hugo.
Lesley Albritton Lesley Wiseman Albritton is the directing attorney of disaster recovery for Legal Aid of North Carolina and the practice group manager for community economic development. Lesley attended Simon's Rock College of Bard in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, before transferring to Kenyon College, where she earned a degree in Political Science with a concentration in Women's and Gender Studies. She graduated with High Distinction from Ohio Northern School of Law in 2001. Before joining Legal Aid of NC in 2006, she clerked for the Ohio Court of Appeals, Third Judicial District, and practiced insurance defense with small firm in Farmville, North Carolina.
Minard "Mike" Halverson Minard Halverson is a staff attorney at Legal Aid of North Carolina, Inc. with a focus on disaster relief. Prior to joining LANC, he worked as an attorney in Minnesota. Minard graduated with a B.A. from University of Minnesota (1991) and with a J.D. from Hamline University School of Law (1994).