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State bar, southern Indiana lawyers offer aid to tornado victims

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The Indiana State Bar Association has established a toll-free legal aid line for victims of the March 2 tornadoes in Southeast Indiana. Victims who call for legal information will be matched with local lawyers who have volunteered to provide free legal consultations on matters such as insurance claims, home repair contracts, landlord issues and replacing legal documents.
 
“I am confident that Indiana lawyers will to come to the aid of their colleagues and neighbors in Southeast Indiana to assist with specific legal needs," said ISBA President C. Erik Chickedantz. "The response of lawyers volunteering to help already has been gratifying, and services like these can help to ease the burden for victims of these deadly tornadoes.”
 
Victims facing legal issues may call the ISBA at 800-266-2581 to speak with an attorney. The toll-free number will operate from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (EDT), Monday through Friday. Messages can be left at any time.
 
The southern Indiana law firm Wyatt Tarrant & Combs and Indiana Legal Services’ New Albany office have partnered with the ISBA to provide this free legal service.
 
Tornado victims may also visit the Clark Legal Self Help Center on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the Clark Circuit Court, 501 E. Court Ave., Jeffersonville, Ind.. For more information, visit www.clarklegalselfhelp.com. For questions, contact Sherry Routh at 812-285-6304 or srouth@co.clark.in.us.
 

 

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