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Nassau Bar Announces More Free Legal Consultation Clinics To Assist Superstorm Sandy Victims, April 15 & 29

Thursday, March 21, 2013

  • By: Valerie Zurblis
  • Organization: Nassau County Bar Association

Mineola, Long Island, NY – Nassau County Bar Association attorneys continue to volunteer to help residents deal with the many complex legal issues involved in the aftermath of the devastating effects of Superstorm Sandy. NCBA President Marian Rice today announced that free legal consultation clinics have been scheduled for Monday, April 15, 3-6 p.m. and Monday, April 29, 3-6 p.m. at the NCBA on 15th Street at the corner of West Street in Mineola,  3 blocks south of the Mineola train station and bus depot.

Nassau residents dealing with the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy can meet one-on-one with an attorney for free legal consultation, advice and referral information. Representatives from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will also be at the clinic.
Residents are asked to contact the Nassau County Bar 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, or other languages will be made available upon request when registering. Walk-ins are welcome.

Attorneys and agency representatives will be able to help residents in the following areas:
·         Homeowner, flood, property damage and automobile insurance claims
·         FEMA assistance and grants
·         Debt deferral
·         Bankruptcy
·         Consumer Protection issues (contractors, etc.)
·         Landlord-Tenant issues
·         Assistance in dealing with lenders to avoid foreclosure
·         Legal assistance for health/disability/personal injury/post-traumatic stress issues
·         Small business issues

To date, NCBA has held 18 Sandy Recovery legal clinics including several in Long Beach, Freeport and East Rockaway, helping more than 800 people. The Nassau County Bar Association is dedicated to continuing to assist as long as there is need. For more information and the newest clinic dates, please visit www.nassaubar.org.

Founded in 1899, the Nassau County Bar Association, with a membership of nearly 6,000 private and public attorneys, judges, legal educators and law students, is the largest suburban bar association in the country. The Bar demonstrates its commitment to the community by offering a variety of services for the public, including lawyer referral services, mortgage foreclosure, Superstorm Sandy recovery and senior citizen clinics, student mentoring, judicial screening, public education programs and support for the Volunteer Lawyers Project, which provides much-needed free legal services for the indigent of Nassau County. The WE CARE Fund, the NCBA’s charitable arm, assists children, the elderly and others in need, through countless projects and donations.  For more information call 516-747-4070, email info@nassaubar.org, or visit www.nassaubar.org.

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