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Morrison & Foerster Releases Superstorm Sandy Helping Handbook

Monday, November 26, 2012

Morrison & Foerster has prepared a Helping Handbook to assist those in the New York area who have been impacted by Superstorm Sandy. An English version of the Handbook can be found on our website at: www.mofo.com/hurricane-sandy/ and a Spanish version will soon be available. 

This Handbook provides an overview of the issues that individuals, families, and small businesses  might experience as a result of the Superstorm. We are grateful to acknowledge that the structure and much of the content replicates the Disaster Assistance Relief Manual compiled by Sarah Alba of Legal Services NYC with assistance from The Legal Aid Society, two organizations that have vast experience providing civil legal services to low-income persons living throughout New York City. 

The Handbook is current through November 16, 2012, but the information may change if federal, state, and county governments adopt additional measures to assist victims of Sandy. Hard copies of the handbook are available free of charge from Dana Alamia at the New York City Bar Association: email Dana Alamia at dalamia@nycbar.org. Organizations may request numerous copies to distribute.

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