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Storm-hit residents can get insurance, legal help in Freeport

John J. Randall Park in Freeport, a day

John J. Randall Park in Freeport, a day after Sandy swept through the metropolitan area. (Oct. 30, 2012) (Credit: Howard Schnapp)

Nassau County residents whose homes were damage by superstorm Sandy can seek advice and referrals from volunteer attorneys and federal representatives at a clinic in Freeport next week.

The Nassau County Bar Association and the village of Freeport will offer the clinic on Tuesday from 3 to 6 p.m.at the Freeport Recreational Center, 130 East Merrick Rd.

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.

No reservations are required. Walk-ins are welcome. For more information, call 516-747-4070, email info@nassaubar.com or visit www.nassaubar.org.

Tags: Sandy , Nassau County Bar Association

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