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Free legal advice for Nassau residents on Sandy damage

Long Beach homes damaged by superstorm Sandy. (Jan.

Long Beach homes damaged by superstorm Sandy. (Jan. 4, 2013) (Credit: Newsday / Alejandra Villa)

Nassau County residents whose homes were damaged by superstorm Sandy can consult with volunteer attorneys and representatives from federal agencies at two clinics this month.

The Nassau County Bar Association will offer the clinics on Monday and again on Jan. 28, from 3 to 6 p.m. both days, at its headquarters at 15th and West streets in Mineola.

Representatives from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the federal Small Business Administration, along with volunteer attorneys, will offer advice on insurance claims, federal assistance, debt deferral, bankruptcy, consumer protection issues regarding contractors, legal assistance for health issues, landlord-tenant issues, avoiding foreclosure, small business issues and pro-bono mediation and arbitration for disputes between neighbors. Residents should bring any relevant documents, such as leases and insurance agreements.

Bilingual attorneys will attend on request. Reservations can be made by calling 516-747-4070. Walk-ins are welcome.

Photo: Long Beach homes damaged by superstorm Sandy. (Jan. 4, 2013)

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