Op-Ed by LSC Chairman John Levi Highlights Civil Legal Aid’s Crucial Role in Wildfire Response

February 4, 2019

LSC Chairman John Levi joined Robert Malionek, a partner at Latham & Watkins LLP, to pen an op-ed explaining the importance of civil legal aid in the aftermath of natural disasters. In light of the nearly 50,000 people displaced by the October wildfires in California, the article serves as a wake-up call to those who may not understand the full impact of the disaster on people's lives. 

“Wildfires and other natural disasters, such as hurricanes, tornadoes and floods, present a wide range of often unanticipated civil legal challenges that can haunt survivors for years,” Levi and Malionek wrote. 

In fact, many survivors deal with so many problems after a disaster that they may not even recognize that they facing legal issues. Disaster-related problems can haunt low-income families for months or even years after a disaster.

Learn more on the topic by reading the article on Law 360.