Free legal advice for Louisianians (FEMA)

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Source: FEMA

BATON ROUGE, La. — Disaster Legal Services (DLS) provides free legal assistance to low-income hurricane survivors who cannot afford to hire a lawyer after a disaster.

Members of the American Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division advise and provide legal representation at no charge. There are certain limitations. Assistance is not available for cases that will produce a fee (i.e., cases where fees are paid as part of a court settlement).

DSL has assisted thousands of survivors with disaster-recovery problems including:

  • Insurance claims for doctor and hospital bills;
  • Claims for property loss or loss of life;
  • Drawing up new wills or other legal papers;
  • Help with home repair contracts and contractors; and
  • Advice on problems with landlords.
  • Transferring Title to Property

To request legal help through DLS, call 1-800-310-7029 or visit www.fema.gov or www.disasterlegalaid.org

To see if you live in a disaster-declared parish, visit: https://www.fema.gov/disaster/4570.

For the latest information on Hurricane Laura, visit fema.gov/disaster/4559. Or, for Hurricane Delta, visit fema.gov/disaster/4570. Follow the FEMA Region 6 Twitter account at twitter.com/FEMARegion6