For the Good of the Gulf: UNC Law Winter/Spring Break Pro Bono Project

Monday, December 19, 2005


Day One: We are helping the Pro Bono Project track down attorneys and clients who may have been displaced by the hurricane. In particular, we are hoping to find out the status of estate succession cases, for these clients are the ones most likely to be immediately affected by the storm. If a person has inherited property, then she can't get FEMA assistance to help repair or rebuild the property until there has been a judgment or an executor appointed. We worked on dozens of open succession cases today, calling attorneys and clients, in many cases getting disconnected phone numbers, and googling anyone we couldn't find by phone. It's startling the number of clients who may be unable to get FEMA assistance because their succession cases haven't been closed yet.


  • Hi Melody (and everyone)! Just wanted to let you know how touching and inspiring all your stories and pictures are. I'm proud of all of you. I wish I could be there, but I am taking consolation in starting my own pro bono project, and the knowledge that all of you are representing Carolina. Happy Holidays and thanks for all you are doing!

    By Anonymous Josephine Tetteh, at 2:11 PM  

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