Civil Legal Aid: The Second Responders

When hurricanes and other natural disasters strike, first responders make sure people have the basics – food, shelter, utilities and medical care. But when the survivors start picking up the pieces of their lives, it’s the second responders on whom they depend. Civil legal aid providers are among the most critical of the second responders.

Florida’s civil legal aid organizations provide help:

  • securing FEMA and other benefits
  • making life, medical and property insurance claims
  • dealing with home repair contractors
  • replacing wills and other important legal documents destroyed in the hurricane
  • helping with consumer protection matters, remedies and procedures
  • counseling on mortgage-foreclosure problems or landlord/tenant issues


Floridians seeking civil legal help have several options:

Request assistance from volunteer lawyers

Florida’s Disaster Legal Services Hotline: (866) 550-2929