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Superstorm Sandy victims in Nassau County offered free legal aid
Nassau County residents harmed by superstorm Sandy can receive free legal guidance from the Nassau County Bar Association from 3 to 6 p.m. on Feb. 25 at its headquarters at 15th and West streets near the Mineola-Garden City line.
Volunteer attorneys will provide one-on-one legal consultation, advice and referral information to residents. In the same room, representatives from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the U.S. Small Business Administration will be available to help residents.
Residents are asked to contact the Nassau County Bar Association at 516-747-4070 to schedule an appointment time to ensure an attorney will be available, and are encouraged to bring any significant documents, leases, insurance agreements or paperwork.
Attorneys fluent in Spanish, Korean, Russian, Haitian Creole, Urdu and other languages will be made available upon request when registering. Walk-ins are also welcome.
Attorneys and agency personnel can help residents in the following areas: homeowner, flood, property damage and automobile insurance claims; FEMA assistance and grants; debt deferral; bankruptcy; consumer protection issues; landlord-tenant issues; help in dealing with lenders to avoid foreclosure; legal assistance for health/disability/personal injury/post-traumatic stress issues; and small business issues.