Dear Members:

Our thoughts are with our MLA colleagues and friends who have been affected by Hurricane Laura. It is the latest challenge in what has already been a difficult year for everyone.

We would like to facilitate efforts to connect Members who need assistance, with those who are in a position to volunteer assistance. Following Hurricane Katrina, the MLA made information available about support Members were able to offer, such as spare offices, supplies, and even homes where fellow Members could stay. If you can support your fellow Members, or if you seek assistance, we ask that you please email the MLA at [email protected] and provide the following information:

Full name

Best way to reach you by email and phone

Your location

Assistance you are able to offer (e.g. supplies, office space, temporary place to stay)


Assistance needed

We will either put Members in direct contact with each other, or, with permission we will post the above information on an MLA website message board and circulate a link.

If there is anything else we can do to help, please let us know – we welcome your suggestions.

David J. Farrell, Jr.
President, The Maritime Law Association of the United States