Paralegals Assisting Legal Professionals Affected by Disaster

May 22, 2013

In the wake of recent tragedies, my friend and mentor, Lyza Sandgren (CanopyLegal, LLC), is spearheading a program to provide volunteer, experienced support to any legal professional caught in the aftermath of a natural or man-made disaster to meet their deadlines and/or filing commitments when offices and computer equipment are not usable. 

She has created the “Paralegal Relief” group on LinkedIn as a central meeting place for those in need to be matched with those qualified and able to help. The Paralegal Relief website www.paralegalrelief.org, will be up and running soon.

Paralegal Relief’s members are primarily independent paralegal businesses willing to provide short-term, courtesy paralegal, docketing, filing and client support to attorneys, law firms of any size, and corporate legal departments, but we welcome any experienced paralegal, attorney or legal assistant who is able to volunteer their time.  Our members have the technology, resources, experience and capacity to provide courtesy, short-term assistance wherever needed.

Please join Paralegal Relief  if you are an independent paralegal, paralegal service, attorney, or legal services provider willing to donate your time to assist other legal professionals in their time of need.  We hope we are never needed, but preparedness is everything in managing a disaster, so if a need does arise, Paralegal Relief will be ready to assist.

If you are interested, please send a request to join Paralegal Relief on LinkedIn or contact Lyza or me for an invitation.

As of today the following individuals/businesses have offered their services:

DISCLAIMER: Be advised that neither Paralegal Relief nor CanopyLegal, LLC shall be held responsible or liable for any work performed. Members/volunteers also will be responsible for their own services agreements with the attorneys they will be assisting.

5 Responses to “Paralegals Assisting Legal Professionals Affected by Disaster”

  1. Rex Hodges

    The Okla Bar Assoc is setting up assistance for tornado victims We also assist with veterans (Lawyers for Heroes). If I assist with some bankruptcies, could you assist with document prep?

    Thanks
    Rex Hodges

  2. Pamela J Starr

    Rex,

    Thank you so much for contacting me about Paralegal Relief. The organization is barely a day old and we are still setting up the infrastructure. I have sent you an invitation to join the group – once you join, you can post a request under ‘Jobs’. I look forward to working with you.

    Pamela

  3. Catalina L Velasquez

    Good Morning
    I would like to assist the legal professionals in my area. I have been a paralegal 34 years experience and retired now going to law school and would like to become a virtual Paralegal to help with my in come have a son in college.

  4. Pamela J Starr

    Catalina,
    Please go to the link in the post and request to join the group. We would love to learn more about you and the services you could provide to the cause. If you are truly interested in working as a virtual paralegal, contact ms directly so we can discuss my coaching program.

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