Professor Davida Finger and Laura Tuggle, SLLS Executive Director, discuss legal aid efforts after Katrina.
The Monday after Hurricane Katrina hit, New Orleans rescue teams were still making their way through flooded neighborhoods. The previous day, buses had finally begun leaving New Orleans, carrying thousands of survivors who had endured squalid conditions in the Superdome and the Convention Center.
That same week, a group of civil legal-aid lawyers displaced from New Orleans set up a toll-free crisis line for people who would be needing help navigating the disaster aid bureaucracy after the massive displacement. Read More>>>