Scott Lachman Appointed to American Bar Association’s Disaster Legal Services Board
Las Vegas (June 20, 2017) --- Scott Lachman, an associate in the firm’s Las Vegas office, has been appointed to serve on the American Bar Association’s Disaster Legal Services Team.
In addition to his robust litigation and appellate practice, Scott focuses his time on volunteering with the State Bar of Nevada’s Disaster Legal Services program. Scott has been the Chairman of the program since 2012. During the February 2017 flooding in Northern Nevada, Scott organized and mobilized attorneys to provide pro bono legal services to those affected by the massive flooding. He set up two separate events in Reno and Carson City for volunteer attorneys to give free legal advice. Scott previously coordinated a Disaster Legal Services’ event in September 2014 as a result of flooding in Southern Nevada.
The ABA's Young Lawyers Division (YLD) is the largest young lawyer organization in the world and strives to serve the public, the profession and local communities. Through the Disaster Legal Service Team, the ABA Young Lawyers Division and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) work to provide immediate legal assistance to disaster survivors who cannot afford a lawyer. Disaster-related legal issues involve areas such as bankruptcy, contract and contractor problems, landlord/tenant and wills and insurance. Since 2007, the ABA YLD has responded to more than 150 declared disasters across the U.S.
To receive more information on the ABA’s Disaster Legal Services Program please click here.
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