2012-11-29 / Community

Free Legal Consultation Clinics For Sandy Victims

Nassau County Bar Association attorneys continue to volunteer to meet the urgent needs of residents pulling their lives back together after the devastating effects of Superstorm Sandy. NCBA President Marian Rice today announced that 4 more free legal consultation clinics have been scheduled where residents dealing with the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy can meet one-on-one with an attorney for free legal consultation, advice and referral information. Two clinics will be held Monday, December 10, 10-12 noon and 3:30 - 6 p.m., and two on Monday, December 17, 10-12 noon and 3:30 - 6 p.m. at the NCBA, located on 15th Street at the corner of West Street in Mineola, 3 blocks south of the Mineola train station and bus depot.

Residents are asked to contact the Nassau County Bar at 516-747-4070 to schedule an appointment time to ensure an attorney will be available, and are encouraged to bring any significant documents, leases, insurance agreements or paperwork. Attorneys fluent in Spanish, Korean, Russian, Haitian Creole or other languages will be made available upon request when registering. Walk-ins are welcome.

Attorneys will be able to help residents in the following areas:

* Homeowner, flood, property damage and automobile insurance claims

* FEMA assistance and grants

* Debt deferral

* Bankruptcy

* Consumer Protection issues (contractors, etc.)

* Landlord-Tenant issues

* Assistance in dealing with lenders to avoid foreclosure

* Legal assistance for health/disability/personal injury/ post-traumatic stress issues

* Pro bono Alternative Dispute Resolution (mediation and arbitration) for neighbor disputes arising from the storm.

Additional storm-related information is updated regularly at www.nassaubar.org.

Founded in 1899, the Nassau County Bar Association, with a membership of nearly 6,000 private and public attorneys, judges, legal educators and law students, is the largest suburban bar association in the country. The Bar demonstrates its commitment to the community by offering a variety of services for the public, including lawyer referral services, mortgage foreclosure and senior citizen clinics, mentoring, judicial screening, public education programs and support for the Volunteer Lawyers Project, which provides much-needed free legal services for the indigent of Nassau County. The WE CARE Fund, the NCBA’s charitable arm, assists children, the elderly and others in need, through countless projects and donations. For more information call 516-747-4070, email infor@nassaubar.org, or visit www.nassaubar.org.

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