Editor’s Note: The State Bar of Texas is providing a daily collection of important links, blog posts, and media stories to keep its members and the public informed of the latest news and resources related to Hurricane Harvey relief and recovery efforts.
Important Harvey Links
State Bar Disaster Resources the Public — The State Bar of Texas legal hotline — (800) 504-7030 — helps people find answers to basic legal questions and connects them with local legal aid providers following declared disasters.
State Bar Disaster Resources for Attorneys — Information on this page includes recovery plans, court closures, court orders, and other items.
If you would like to donate money to the hurricane relief effort in Texas, you can give by clicking here.
If you are an attorney who wants to help by giving brief advice, limited-scope service, or full representation to Harvey survivors, please complete the form at texasbar.com/attorneyvolunteer.
Latest Harvey News
City, state officials spar over funding Harvey recovery efforts at Houston meeting — While several Texas officials have thrown support behind some expensive flood control projects, a Houston City Council meeting Monday highlighted the political and financial hurdles that may await such efforts. — The Texas Tribune
Houston mayor: State should tap Rainy Day Fund for Harvey recovery — Sylvester Turner also told The Texas Tribune that fewer houses would have been damaged if federal officials had funded much-needed flood control projects. But he lauded how residents have risen to the challenge of recovering after Hurricane Harvey. — The Texas Tribune
Assisted living residents sue Houston Housing Authority over post-Harvey evictions (audio) — The plaintiffs claim the agency is evicting them even though most units are fine. — Houston Public Media
Analysis: Compassionate compliance: How to handle employment issues after Harvey — As employers in this water-logged city slowly work their way back to what had been known, pre-Harvey, as “business as usual,” employment laws are probably not the first concerns that come to mind. — Houston Business Journal
Column: Working in disasters: Our experiences in Houston and Mexico City — We were in Buenos Aires, Argentina, when we found out Hurricane Harvey was headed to Houston. We had traveled there for a risk assessment—assisting a client with evaluating the risks of various compliance subject matters in that market. In that moment, we had not fully appreciated the risk that a natural disaster could pose to our firm and way of working. (Subscription required) — Texas Lawyer
Rescuers question Tall Tails Animal Rescue’s actions during Harvey — As Hurricane Harvey made landfall on south Texas August 26, the owners of Tall Tails Animal Rescue in Chambers County left 122 dogs at home and drove to a movie theater in Baytown, 30 miles away. — Houston Press
Houston residents move to new emergency shelter at mall — The American Red Cross moved more than 250 people from a Houston convention center to a new emergency shelter in an empty department store almost a month after Hurricane Harvey displaced thousands. — The Associated Press