Lawyers e-Journal

Thursday, May. 6, 2010
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Flood photos courtesy of FEMA.

Free legal assistance available to Mass. flood victims

Attorneys can volunteer to return calls from flood victims or take on a pro bono case

The Massachusetts Bar Association has provided a toll-free legal assistance hotline and online request form for victims of recent severe storms and flooding in Massachusetts. This service, which allows Massachusetts residents to request the assistance of a lawyer, is a partnership between the MBA, the American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division and the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

Massachusetts residents facing legal issues due to the floods can call the Lawyer Referral Service toll free number, (866) 627-7577, from 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Monday through Friday, fill out an online form or e-mail. Assistance will be offered based on the legal question, and could include information and referrals to attorneys or local, state and federal agencies.

Click here for more program information. If you would like to volunteer to return calls from flood victims or take on a pro bono case, please fill out and return this form. The MBA cannot guarantee all volunteers will be needed because it is unsure of the call volume.

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