When the upheaval of recent disasters creates legal issues for a survivor, the Mississippi Bar Young Lawyers Division can provide free legal assistance.
Anyone affected by the recent Mississippi disasters who doesn’t have the means to hire an attorney is eligible—if the legal issue is directly related to the disaster.
Call the Disaster Legal Services Hotline, 877-691-6185, for help. The hotline is staffed from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Messages can be left on the hotline voice mail at any time.
The call will be forwarded to attorneys who can provide over-the-phone assistance. When needed, callers will be referred to other attorneys who will provide free legal representation.
Disaster-related legal issues can include:
- FEMA benefits claims.
- Insurance claims.
- Landlord-tenant issues.
- Consumer protection issues, remedies and procedures.
- Civil rights issues.
- Employment law.
- Family law. Real estate law.
- Wills, trusts and probate matters.
Calls to the legal services hotline are completely confidential.