Disaster Legal Services

Disaster Legal Services (DLS) (44 CFR 206.164) provides legal assistance to low‐income individuals who, prior to or as a result of the disaster, are unable to secure legal services adequate to meet their disaster‐related needs. These services are typically provided to survivors through an agreement with the Young Lawyers Division of the American Bar Association.

FEMA is soliciting comments on the current access to legal services during disasters, if Indian tribal governments have a relationship with the Young Lawyers Division of the American Bar Association, and/or restrictions on who can provide legal advice to tribal members during the pilot program.