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New Succession Legal Aid Project for Katrina Victims

Monday, June 26, 2006

  • By: Mark Moreau
  • Organization: New Orleans Legal Assistance

New Orleans Legal Assistance announces a new Succession Legal Aid Project which hopes to help an additional 200 "Katrina victim" families clear title to their homes by opening successions ("probate" proceedings).
Many Katrina victims can't get state recovery grants or insurance payments to rebuild their homes unless they open successions.

This project will occur in July and August 2006--thanks to Womble Carlyle, one of America's largest law firms. Womble Carlyle will send 4 to 6 attorneys to work with attorneys at New Orleans Legal Assistance on successions. New Orleans law firms, Stone Pigman, Sessions Fishman, and the Pro Bono Project will also help with this summer's Succession Legal Aid Project.

Low-income Katrina victims who plan to rebuild or replace their Katrina damaged homes are eligible for this free legal aid. Katrina victims are eligible for this help regardless of their current parish or state of residence. For help, call 504-529-1000, ext. 223.

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