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Disaster Resources

COVID-19 Resources

COVID-19 Updates and Safety Measures from the VSB

See the Virginia's Judicial System home page for updates from the Courts

View the Court of Appeals order 3/18/20 (PDF)

View the Court's order 3/16/20 (PDF)

Centers for Disease Control

Virginia Department of Health


Virginia Resources

Virginia Department of Emergency management

Virginia Department of Environmental Quality

211 Virginia
Free access to community and statewide services

Supreme Court of Virginia Pandemic Flu Preparedness Commission

Pandemic Influenza Bench Book for Virginia’s Judicial System


VSB Resources

Virginia Free Legal Answers - This free service, which connects eligible Virginians to licensed attorneys online, is periodically available to all residents in need of advice and counsel related to issues stemming from natural disasters.

Virginia Lawyer Referral ServiceThe Virginia Lawyer Referral Service connects you to a lawyer for a half-hour consultation for $35. After some natural disasters, the VLRS hosts an emergency services hotline allowing those affected by a natural disaster to speak to an attorney about their emergency legal needs for free.

For lawyers:

The Virginia Judges and Lawyers Assistance Program - Formerly Lawyers Helping Lawyers, this organization provides free, confidential, non-disciplinary help to Virginia's legal professionals and their families struggling with substance abuse, addiction, depression, stress and anxiety, and other mental health issues. 24-Hour Help Line: 1-877-545-4682 


Federal Resources

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
1-800-621-FEMA (3362)
Disaster Assistance page

FEMA – Individual Disaster Assistance for individuals

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Disaster Distress Hotline

Department of Homeland Security

Government Benefits search
1-800-FED-INFO (333-4636)

U.S. Department of Health and Human Resources
Public Health and Medical Emergency Support

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Administration for Children and Families

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
1-800-CDC-INFO (232-4636)

Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Disaster Assistance Hotline


Other Bar Resources

American Bar Association Committee on Disaster Response and Preparedness

American Bar Association Formal Opinion 482 on Ethical Obligations Related to Disasters

National Disaster Legal Aid


Non-Profit Agencies

American Red Cross
1-800-RED-CROSS (733-2767)

American Red Cross – Safe and Well (Missing Persons Registries)

United Way Worldwide

Updated: Apr 01, 2020