Hurricane Harvey is devastating the lives of millions of people in Texas and Louisiana. To help those impacted, Lawyers of Distinction has set up a charity fund with 100% of the proceeds being forwarded to The American Red Cross. Lawyers of Distinction has donated $1,000.00 and we encourage you to give whatever you can.
You can also help in many other ways. Here are some specific ways:
|1.||If you are admitted to practice in Texas and/or Louisiana you can volunteer to answer questions on the Disaster Legal Services Hotlines in those states. More information on legal services for those affected by the disaster is available from the National Disaster Legal Resource Center.|
|2.||The Texas Supreme Court issued an Order Tuesday allowing out of state lawyers to practice in Texas temporarily if they are displaced by Hurricane Harvey or volunteering to serve victims. Under the Order, the attorney must register for temporary practice in Texas and agree to abide by Texas Disciplinary Rules.|
|3.||The American Bar Association has established a web page: http://abar.gov/harvey to provide members additional important ways to support those in need.|
Thank you in advance to all of you who I know want to do everything you can to help. Together, I am confident we can and we will make a positive difference.
Jesse Brodsky, ESQ. – In House Counsel