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Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Free legal advice for wildfire victims

Posted @ 2:43 PM

Attorneys throughout San Diego County will provide free legal services for the thousands of families whose lives have been affected by the recent wildfires.

Anyone affected by the wildfires may access legal assistance by dialing the toll-free FEMA- ABA/YLD disaster hotline at 1-866-636-9041. Additional legal resources for wildfire victims, including an application for assistance, can be found at the San Diego County Bar Association’s website www.sdcba.org/disasterrelief.

Legal issues faced by the fire victims will run the gamut from insurance coverage to landlord-tenant concerns to employment questions. The assistance program will connect people to experienced lawyers for advice. The lawyer assigned will not charge the client for his or her legal services, which will be available in both English and Spanish.

For attorneys interested in volunteering, visit www.sdcba.org/volunteer. To contribute to the San Diego County Bar Foundation’s Disaster Recovery and AID fund, visit: http://www.sdcba.org/SDCBF_recovery_aid.pdf .

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