The Indiana State Bar Association (ISBA) has established a toll-free legal aid line for victims of the recent tornados in Southeast Indiana. President Barack Obama has declared a major disaster for Clark, Jefferson, Ripley, Scott, Warrick and Washington counties.
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 tornados.”
Victims facing legal issues may call the ISBA at 1.800.266.2581 to speak with an attorney. Please note that the toll-free number will operate Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (EDT). Messages can be left at any time.
Wyatt's southern Indiana office in New Albany and Indiana Legal Services – New Albany have already agreed to work with the ISBA to provide this free legal service.