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National Disaster Legal Aid

DR-4362 Alabama Press Release Disaster Legal Hotline

  • Organization: ABA Young Lawyers Division
  • Document Type: Article/News
  • Date Created: Tuesday, May 08, 2018
  • Submitted: Tuesday, May 08, 2018
  • Attachment(s): PDF

A toll-free legal aid hotline is now available to survivors of Alabama’s recently declared disaster areas in Calhoun, Cullman and Etowah counties. The service, which allows callers to request the assistance of a lawyer to aid in disaster related matters, is a partnership between the American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division, the Alabama Young Lawyers Division, Alabama Legal Services Program and Alabama Volunteer Lawyers Program.
Survivors facing legal issues who are unable to afford a lawyer may call 1-800-354-6154 toll-free between 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday, to request assistance. When connected to the hotline voicemail, callers should identify that they are seeking disaster-related legal assistance, brief details of the assistance needed and in which county they are located. Individuals who qualify for assistance will be matched with Alabama lawyers who have volunteered to provide free legal assistance.