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Get free legal advice during the flood aftermath

6 years 7 months 1 week ago Monday, August 22 2016 Aug 22, 2016 August 22, 2016 10:50 AM August 22, 2016 in On Your Side
Source: 2 On Your Side
By: Mark Phillips

BATON ROUGE - Flood victims can access free legal advice to help guide them through the recovery process.  Victims will have a lot of questions and this service is aimed at getting answers.


Here are examples of the legal assistance available:

·        Help securing FEMA and other available benefits for disaster survivors.

·        Assistance with life, medical and property insurance claims.

·        Help with home repair contracts and contractors.

·        Replacement of wills and other legal documents destroyed in the disaster.

·        Assistance in consumer protection matters, remedies and procedures.

·        Counseling on mortgage-foreclosure problems.

·        Counseling on landlord/tenant problems.


The hotline is 1-800-310-7029.  It is available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  The volunteers on the phone are members of the Louisiana Bar Association, Louisiana Civil Justice Center, the American Bar Association and FEMA.

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