Important Volunteer Opportunity -- Information Sessions Regarding Filing Claims in Puerto Rico's Bankruptcy Cases
We wanted to advise you of an exciting and important volunteer and training opportunity for lawyers and non-lawyers alike.
At these information sessions, volunteers will address questions that individuals may have about the process for filing a claim in Puerto Rico’s bankruptcy cases, including the proof of claim form, the related filing instructions, and the logistics of submitting a claim. This assistance will consist of general information about the claims process and will not take the form of legal advice on any particular claim. Accordingly, we also encourage all interested non-lawyers, such as law students and paralegals, to consider volunteering. Spanish fluency is highly recommended.
These classes, including all training materials, will be free of charge. Pizza and soft drinks will also be provided at the training classes.
To those in South Florida, we will be organizing a training class and information session in your area as well later in the month of April. Additional details about those events, including dates, locations, and RSVP information, will be provided shortly.
Visit the newly released website for the Legal Services Clinic of the Puerto Rican Bar Association, Inc.
Hurricane Maria Relief Efforts
The PRBAF is working with several community organizations and law schools to provide assistance to the victims of hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. Please consider making direct donations to the PRBAF Scholarship Fund and visit the links listed below to get involved with the organizations that support our efforts.
Acacia Network – Casa Boricua in Orlando has already stopped accepting donations, but will be in need of volunteers to assist in shipping and delivery of goods to people in Puerto Rico, as well with the influx of citizens from the island into the Orlando area. They can be contacted at (407) 985-3734.
Puerto Rico Federal Affairs Administration in Kissimmee is able to offer assistance to citizens who arrive in Florida and are displaced by hurricane Maria. Their location is at 15 South Orlando Ave., Kissimmee, Florida 34741 and is open from Monday to Friday 8:00 am – 4:00 pm. Their phone number is (407)985-3734.
Orlando Cares Hope for Puerto Rico is a volunteer drive to deliver 4.4 million meals to help provide relief to those affected by hurricane Maria and is organized by Feed Children Everywhere. You can sign up to volunteer at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/orlando-cares-hope-for-puerto-rico-week-1-tickets-38414284158.
Organizations with boots on the ground in Puerto Rico include the following:
Unidos Por Puerto Rico, which is collecting and distributing goods and donations throughout the island with FEMA’s assistance.
You may visit their page at http://unidosporpuertorico.com/en/.
Fondos Unidos de Puerto Rico
P.O. Box 191914 San Juan, PR 00919
Tel.: (787) 728-8500
Fax: (787) 728-7099
Caritas Puerto Rico
201 Calle San Jorge
Esquina Baldorioty de Castro
San Juan, Puerto Rico 00902
P.O. Box 8812, San Juan, Puerto Rico 00910-0812
Fundación Comunitaria de Puerto Rico
1719 Ave. Ponce de León San Juan, PR 00909-1905
Hurricane Maria Children's Relief Fund
Save the Children
501 Kings Highway East, Suite 400,
Maria & Irma: Puerto Rico Real-time Recovery Fund
1511 Ave. Ponce de León Suite K
La Ciudadela San Juan P.R. 00909
American Red Cross is offering disaster relief inPuertoRico.
Visit www.redcross.org to donate blood and get more information.