Nassau Bar Hosts Free Legal Consultation Clinic for Sandy Victims February 25
February 15, 2013
(Mineola, NY) –Nassau residents harmed by Superstorm Sandy may receive free legal guidance at the next Nassau County Bar Association Superstorm Sandy Recovery Free Legal Consultation Clinic, to be held on Monday, February 25, 3-6 p.m. at NCBA headquarters, 15th Street at the corner of West Street in Mineola, 3 blocks south of the Mineola train station and bus depot.
Volunteer attorneys provide one-on-one legal consultation, advice and referral information to residents. In the same room, representatives from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the US Small Business Administration (SBA) are available to help residents.
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, Urdu, or other languages will be made available upon request when registering. Walk-ins are welcome.
Attorneys and agency representatives will be able to help residents in the following areas:
- Homeowner, flood, property damage and automobile insurance claims
- FEMA assistance and grants
- Debt deferral
- 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
- Small business issues
To date, NCBA has held 14 legal clinics, including several in Long Beach, Freeport and East Rockaway, helping more than 650 people. The Nassau Bar Association is dedicated to continuing to assist as long as there is need. For more information and Sandy clinic schedule, please visit 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, Superstorm Sandy recovery 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 email@example.com, or visit www.nassaubar.org.