Thursday, October 20, 2005

Legal Services for Rita, Katrina Survivors

Here's a new legal service geared to help people sort through legal problems created by losing papers, being moved to another state and depending on the Federal Emergency Management Agency for help.

The new service is called the Texas Legal Services Center Disaster Assistance Legal Hotline.

At no cost to those affected by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, the Disaster Assistance Legal Hotline will offer assistance and advice about Louisiana and Texas law. A lawyer and an evacuee from New Orleans, Ms. Peggy Fuller, has been hired to staff the hotline. She is ready to help evacuees appeal FEMA denials, and resolve problems with landlords, creditors, insurance companies, government and private assistance programs, family law, pensions and taxes and utilities.

For additional information contact Ms. Fuller at 800-622-2520 or call the Texas Legal Services Center at 512-477-6000.

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