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Legal Services Are Available To Disaster Applicants

Release date: 
August 7, 2007
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WICHITA, Kan. -- Free legal advice and referrals are available for anyone affected by the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding from May 4 to June 1, and for persons who suffered damages from the severe storms and flooding from June 26 to July 25.

The Kansas Bar Association's (KBA's) Young Lawyers Division (YLD), which is made up of attorneys who volunteer their time and knowledge, can offer advice on issues involving landlord-tenant problems; assistance with insurance claims (life, medical, property, etc.); assisting in consumer protection matters; and replacement of wills and other important legal documents.

The group's toll-free telephone number is 800-928-3111.  Office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

A caller's specific complaint, or need, will be forwarded to an attorney who is an expert in that branch of the law. If researching a legal problem is necessary, the YLD expert will find an answer and get back to the caller.

No member of the volunteer attorney group will accept fee-generating cases.  Their services are authorized only to assist in resolving certain issues arising out of the disaster.

FEMA coordinates the federal government's role in preparing for, preventing, mitigating the effects of, responding to, and recovering from all domestic disasters, whether natural or man-made, including acts of terror.

Last Updated: 
July 16, 2012 - 18:46
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