Free legal aid for Ike victims

December 2, 2008 2:49:54 PM PST
Lone Star Legal Aid has kicked off weekly legal help clinics on Galveston Island to provide free legal advice for individuals and families facing Hurricane Ike-related legal issues.[SIGN UP: Get headlines and breaking news sent to you]

Lawyers expect to help victims with issues such as FEMA denials and appeals, public benefits problems, home repair and contractor scams, insurance claim denials, school enrollment for children of evacuated families, hurricane property rights and tax problems, public housing matters, landlord-tenant disputes and hurricane-related evictions.

This event is free and open to the public. Those who plan on attending should bring any helpful information such as FEMA paperwork or insurance policy information. All area residents are encouraged to attend, but if you cannot attend, contact the firm's Hurricane Hotline at 800-733-8394.

Clinics will be held every Wednesday in December (except on December 24) at the Holy Rosary Church, located at 1420 31st Street in Galveston from 10am to 7pm.

Lone Star Legal Aid is a non-profit law firm that provides free civil legal assistance to individuals and families who have immediate needs but cannot afford an attorney.

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