How to get legal help

Our website contains information on common post-disaster topics such as

  • Insurance
  • Housing
  • Employment
  • FEMA
  • Family Law
  • Benefits
  • Consumer Law
  • and much more!

Current Programs

California Free Legal Answers

Get answers to your COVID-19 or wildfire related legal questions

Eligibility: Open to all  low income individuals, regardless of immigration status.

Common COVID-19 and disaster-related legal topics:

  • Housing issues
  • Employment questions
  • Family Law
  • FEMA
  • Tenant/Landlord questions
  • Insurance questions

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Disaster Legal Assistance Helpline

Disaster Legal Assistance Helpline

Free legal assistance helpline for people affected by the recent wildfires.

(888) 382-3406

leave a message and an attorney will call you back

Eligibility: Must have been affected by a  natural disaster in California

Title Clearing Project

Education and free title clearing legal services.

  • A clear title is needed to apply for disaster aid, prepare you home today!

Complete an intake form and an attorney will get in touch.

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Disaster Preparedness Information

Learn how to prepare for natural disasters.
We have partnered with CalOES & Listos California to provide accessible preparedness information.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Who are you?

About Us:

Disaster Legal Assistance Collaborative (DLAC) is a coalition legal services organizations, law firms, bar associations and other stakeholders that provide free legal services to disaster survivors.
We are able to help disaster survivors with legal needs including securing FEMA and government benefits. Assistance navigating through insurance claims, and much more

Our Members:

  • Alameda County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division
  • Bay Area Legal Aid
  • California Lawyers Association
  • California Rural Legal Aid
  • California Lawyers Foundation
  • Cooley
  • DLA Piper Foundation
  • Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
  • Legal Access Alameda
  • Legal Aid Association of California
  • Legal Aid of Sonoma County
  • Morrison and Forester
  • One Justice
  • San Francisco-Marin Lawyer Referral & Information Service
  • SF Trial Lawyers Association
  • San Francisco Bar Association’s SF-Marin Lawyer Referral and Information Service and the Justice & Diversity Center
  • The State Bar of California
  • United Policy Holders

How do I get help?

We have two programs that may be able to help answer your legal questions.

Free Legal Answers

Type of help: COVID-19 and wildfire legal issues

How to get help:

Disaster Legal Assistance Hotline

Type of help: legal issues relating to the recent wildfires

How to get help: 888-382-3406

Are your services free?

Yes, all of our resources and services are free.