Free Legal Resources for Disaster Victims
Free Legal Assistance Available for Storm & Flood Survivors
Partnership between the Colorado Bar Association, ABA and FEMA
Victims seeking legal advice can visit ColoFloodLegalRelief.org to complete a legal assistance form or call the toll-free helpline at 855-424-5347 24 hours a day. Those seeking assistance are asked to provide as many details about their situations in the online form or message as possible. Applications of victims seeking help will be reviewed to determine the areas in which they need assistance and then paired with a volunteer attorney who has experience in those areas of the law. This is a free service.
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The materials on this page are intended to address frequently asked questions of Colorado residents who may be impacted by a wildfire. This information is meant as a resource only and if you have further questions you should consult with your own attorney. The Colorado Bar Association hopes to add further information, so please check back for updates. Visit the Colorado Office of Emergency Management to see alerts specific to your county.
If you are in an area that has not been impacted by a wildfire or other natural disaster, you may be wondering what you need to do to prepare. Learn the steps you should take in advance of a natural disaster such as a wildfire.
From the Colorado Bar Association’s Legal Lines column, a monthly Q&A column that provides general information about legal topics.
Those who are evacuated during a wildfire may also be evacuated from their workplace. Learn about wildfire unemployment resources, disaster relief volunteer leave, and more.
Prepared by Faegre Baker Daniels.
Renters and Landlords
If you are a renter, you may wonder what you should do and what your landlord’s obligations are. Learn more about what the obligations are if your rental is all or partially destroyed.
You may need to replace important materials that were lost, such as identification documents. Learn how to replace a driver’s license or state ID card, social security card, or certified birth certificate.
If you suffer a loss from a wildfire, you may be wondering where to start. Learn how to create a plan and get started.
From the El Paso County Bar Association.
You may have questions related to your insurance and what it may cover in a disaster. Learn about the different kinds of insurance policies, Colorado laws that impact insurance, and get an insurance claim checklist to help you if you file a claim.