August 28, 2017

Legal Aid Available for Hurricane Harvey Victims

Serious rain and flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey can trigger a variety of legal concerns including denials of insurance claims, problems with a landlord or mortgage company, price gouging, and replacing important legal documents.  The State Bar of Texas, Rio Grande Legal Aid (TRLA), and Austin Bar Association can help navigate those issues so Central Texans receive the support they need to recover.

THE AUSTIN BAR ASSOCIATION
Volunteers were mobilized to help at the local shelter for hurricane victims, but the immediate need has passed.  Please stay tuned for information about staffing future clinics as the victims return to their homes and assess the damage.
Questions about volunteering? Contact Amy Welborn, or  click here to  volunteer through the State Bar of Texas
Click here for Resource Materials for Responding to Legal Questions from Those Affected by Disasters.

TEXAS RIO GRANDE LEGAL AID HOSTS LEGAL CLINIC
Date: Tues. Sept. 12, 2017
Time: 6 p.m.
Location: Centro Cultural Hispano, 211 Lee Street, San Marcos, TX 78666

STATE BAR OF TEXAS
The State Bar of Texas has established a legal hotline at 800.504.7030 to help people find answers to basic legal questions and connect them with local legal aid providers following Hurricane Harvey.  The hotline, answered in English and Spanish, is intended to help low-income persons affected by the disaster.  Residents can call and leave a message at any time.  People who qualify for assistance will be matched with Texas lawyers who have volunteered to provide free, limited legal help.
CLICK HERE for a complete list of resources offered by the Stat eBar