Legal Services for Disaster Survivors

NLSLA is here to help you with disaster-related legal needs. Our attorneys and professionals are available to advise and assist individuals with problems with FEMA, unemployment, benefits, medical insurance, landlord-tenant and housing problems, mobile home issues, and other civil legal needs.

NLSLA also works with private attorneys who can provide free legal assistance in other areas of the law, including: insurance claims, taxes and assistance with the small business administration loan process.

Call us at 1-800-870-0732 to get help if you are a survivor of a Wildfire


If you or someone you know is in need of legal help (including help with issues arising out of or related to the Coronavirus), please call our hotline Monday through Friday between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

  • General Help Line: 1 (800) 433-6251
  • Health Help Line: 1 (800) 896-3202
  • If you are a client and have an urgent legal issue or need information about your case, please contact your NLSLA staff member directly

Learn more about NLSLA’s Coronavirus response HERE


Disaster survivors seeking immediate crisis counseling can call the Disaster Distress Helpline at 800-985-5990. Survivors can also text TalkWithUs to 66746 to connect with a trained crisis counselor.


Attorneys interested in volunteering can contact Julie Rattray at julierattray@nlsla.org or complete a volunteer application.