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Resources for those Affected by California’s Devastating Wildfires

By Angelica Cesario on Oct 26, 2017 2:30:26 PM |


In response to Hurricanes Irma and Harvey, Lawline recently made two federal disaster relief programs free and accessible to the public.

Then, on October 10, 2017, President Trump approved a major disaster declaration in California due to the wildfires that have been ravaging homes and communities throughout the state. This declaration means that federal assistance is now available to the state of California and its local jurisdictions, to aid and assist in recovery efforts.

LAwline Blog_Natural Disaster_610x400.jpgNavigating available means of public assistance can be complex, especially under trying circumstances. These courses are beneficial to all disaster relief victims and should be viewed as an additional resource for anyone - attorney or not - who is dealing with fallout from the wildfires.   

The courses, available for free through the end of 2017, can be viewed here:

In addition, Lawline has compiled a list of resources that may be helpful to wildfire victims, or those looking for ways to help:

Lawline wishes everyone a safe and speedy recovery.

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Angelica Cesario

Written by Angelica Cesario

Angelica is a Program Attorney with Lawline. She graduated cum laude from Amherst College in 2008 and holds a B.A. in Women's and Gender Studies and a Certificate in Latino and Latin American Studies. She received her J.D. from Columbia Law School in 2013 and is admitted to practice law in New York and New Jersey. Before joining Lawline, Angelica worked as a labor & employment litigation attorney. Outside of work, Angelica mentors a bright and funny high school student and serves on the Board of Directors of the TEAK Fellowship. During her free time, Angelica loves to read, try new foods, and spend time with her wife, daughter, and her dog, Scotty.