Legal Help in Miss. Available for Katrina Victims

September 8, 2005

Free, disaster-related legal assistance is being provided by Mississippi volunteer attorneys for low-income individuals affected by Hurricane Katrina.

The service, coordinated through volunteers from the Mississippi Young Lawyers Division of the Mississippi Bar Association and the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), is available by calling the Disaster Legal Service hotline at 1-866-255-4495.

Persons in the declared counties may ask for help with disaster-related legal questions including questions about insurance claims, home repair contracts, consumer protection matters, landlord-tenant concerns, mortgage foreclosure and debt collection problems.

The federal disaster for individual assistance covers the counties of: Amite, Forrest, George, Greene, Hancock, Harrison, Jackson, Lamar, Marion, Pearl River, Perry, Pike, Stone, Walthall, and Wilkinson.

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