To Assist Superstorm Sandy Victims – Jan 14 and Jan. 28
(Mineola, N.Y.) – To better assist Nassau County residents deal with the many legal issues involved in the aftermath of the devastating effects of Superstorm Sandy, the Nassau County Bar Association has invited the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the US Small Business Administration (SBA) to send representatives to its free legal consultation clinics, it was announced today by NCBA President Marian Rice. Agency representatives will join the volunteer attorneys who provide one-on-one legal consultation, advice and referral information to residents. The next 2 free legal clinics are scheduled for Monday, January 14, 3-6 p.m. and Monday, January 28, 3-6 p.m. at the NCBA headquarters on 15th Street at the corner of West Street in Mineola, 3 blocks south of the Mineola train station and bus depot.
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 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
- 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
- Pro bono Alternative Dispute Resolution (mediation and arbitration) for neighbor disputes arising from the storm.
Additional storm-related information is updated regularly at www.nassaubar.org.
To date, NCBA has held 10 legal clinics, including two in Long Beach and East Rockaway, helping more than 460 people. The Bar Association is dedicated to continuing to assist as long as there is need.
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, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.nassaubar.org.