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State Bar of Texas
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 1, 2008

Contact: Kim Davey, 800.204.2222 x 1713 or 512.427.1713

State Bar of Texas Activates Free Legal Hotline Following Hurricane Dolly

AUSTIN – The State Bar of Texas has established a free Disaster Hotline – 800.504.7030 – to assist people with basic legal questions following flooding attributed to Hurricane Dolly.

The hotline is intended to help low-income flood victims, in English and Spanish, with such issues as replacing lost documents, insurance questions, landlord-tenant disputes and consumer protection.

Help will be available to residents of counties eligible for individual assistance under the current federal disaster declaration, including Cameron, Hidalgo and Willacy. To apply for assistance with housing, home repairs and uninsured property losses, residents should contact the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) at www.fema.gov or the FEMA Disaster Aid Hotline: 800.621.3362.

Additional resources to assist those impacted by natural disasters are available at www.texasbar.com and www.texaslawhelp.org.

The State Bar of Texas is an administrative agency of the Supreme Court of Texas. The Bar provides educational programs for the legal profession and the public, administers the minimum continuing legal education program for attorneys, and manages the attorney discipline system.