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.
Navigating 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:
Angelica Cesario is Lawline's Lead Program Attorney. 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 plaintiff-side labor & employment litigation attorney. Outside of work, Angelica serves on the Board of Directors of the TEAK Fellowship, a non-profit academic and cultural enrichment program that provides educational access to top NYC students. Angelica is the proud mom of an energetic toddler. During her free time, she enjoys reading, trying new foods, and catching up on her favorite TV shows.