Access to Justice after a Catastrophic Event: Challenges to Puerto Rico's Recovery after Hurricane Maria


Location: 1130 Eck Hall of Law (View on

On Wednesday, September 20, 2017, Hurricane María pummeled Puerto Rico as a Category 4 hurricane. Winds of 155 miles per hour and heavy rain wreaked havoc on the island, killing scores of people and decimating the island’s infrastructure. In the aftermath of the storm, Puerto Ricans faced a number of challenges—including access to the legal system. A number of organizations and agencies aided residents, and at the forefront of these efforts was Dr. Adi G. Martínez Román, Executive Director of the Puerto Rico Access to Justice Fund Foundation.

Dr. Martínez Román will speak about the challenges presented by the hurricane and ways in which the legal community was able to provide relief.

Sponsor: HLSA