Legal issues in times of disaster (January 30, 2022)

Recorded on January 31, 2022

[1:18:35] A session for community workers around the province.

The session covered various legal issues and processes that arise from disaster situations like wildfires, floods or pandemics. We went over when a lawyer can (or must) assist and what other measures of assistance can be identified and supported by community workers within the Province of BC.


Presentation material (PDF download)


00:00 Introduction

04:03 Barriers, risk and types of loses in times of disasters

21:25 Legal issues and considerations when navigating disasters

47:52 Apply for the Province of BC’s Disaster Financial Assistance program as soon as possible after an uninsurable disaster

1:04:02 Ways to prepare for a natural disaster

1:08:05 Best way to seek support and assistance in times of disasters

1:12:45 Q&A


Speaker: Kerri Priddle, Lawyer, Priddle Law Group



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