Acadiana Legal Services Corporation revealed a new frontier in disaster legal services delivery at the Disaster Law Collaboration Summit in Baton Rouge on November 3-4, 2022, called The Justice Bus. The Justice Bus is a fully functional mobile office unit that can be deployed in areas where disasters have just struck and can provide disaster relief services to low-income survivors affected by FEMA declared disasters in 2020-2021. Acadiana Legal Services Corporation held demonstrations of how the Justice Bus is equipped and how it will be used to serve disaster survivors in need of civil legal services throughout 42 parishes in south, central, and north Louisiana.
With the disaster grant funded by the Legal Service Corporation, ALSC looks forward to providing greater services to an even greater amount of the 2020 – 2021 disaster survivors.” said Acadiana Legal Service Corporation Executive Director, Sachida Ramon.
Disaster survivors and communities in rural areas often do not know that free legal services are available to them. The Justice Bus will build on existing partnerships between ALSC and local resource providers in the more rural parts of our service area to provide on-site legal education and services. The Justice Bus will also be utilized when a disaster strikes in the upcoming years making this a staple for disaster legal aid services in Louisiana.
Acadiana Legal Service Corporation (ALSC) is a private, non-profit law firm, providing free legal assistance in civil cases and education to the low-income communities throughout 42 parishes in south, central and north Louisiana.