Please find below a list of links to disaster resources provided by the State Bar of Texas and others.
Emergency Order from Supreme Court of Texas Aug. 28 – Pursuant to Section 22.0035(b)3 of the Texas Government Code, all courts in Texas should consider disaster-caused delays as good cause for modifying or suspending all deadlines and procedures—whether prescribed by statute, rule, or order—in any case, civil or criminal.
Second Emergency Order from Supreme Court of Texas Aug. 29 -Pursuant to Section 81.061 of the Texas Government Code, and notwithstanding Chapter 81, Subchapter G, an attorney who is licensed to practice law in another U.S. jurisdiction and who meets the following criteria is permitted to practice law in Texas for six months from the date of this order.
Attorneys who wish to volunteer for disaster relief work, please fill out this online survey form.
To apply for assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, click here.
To download the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s mobile app, click here.
Law on Certain Insurance Claims Changes September 1
Texas property owners should be aware that House Bill 1774, passed by the 85th Texas Legislature, will change the law regarding how legal actions for certain insurance claims are handled, including some claims for property damages or losses caused by natural disasters. If you need to make an insurance claim related to Hurricane Harvey, you should study how the law may affect you. Claims made before September 1, 2017, will be subject to current law; those filed on or after September 1 will fall under the new law.
Disaster Relief Contacts & Resources
Please review the contacts and resources listed below. They can help you prepare for, survive, and recover from a disaster.
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Psychological & Counseling Resources