YLD Disaster Legal Assistance Program Needs Telephone Volunteers

The Mississippi Bar Young Lawyers Division Disaster Legal Assistance Committee is seeking volunteer attorneys to answer basic legal questions of Mississippi citizens affected by the recent storms.  In conjunction with FEMA and the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency, a toll-free hotline has been established at the Bar Center for storm victims to call for legal assistance. Storm victims will call the hotline, and a contact at the Bar Center will complete an intake form, setting forth the caller's specific legal issue or concern.  That form will then be routed -- on a rotating basis -- to volunteer attorneys. To assist volunteer attorneys in answering a caller's question(s), the Bar will provide to each volunteer the 2014 Mississippi Disaster Legal Assistance Manual, which includes information on various areas of Mississippi law and contact information for other organizations and entities that provide services to storm victims.  If you are willing to assist, please email Rene' Garner at rgarner@msbar.org to volunteer.  Please include your name, phone, city, and email. To expedite processing, please note subject line of your email "Tornado 2014 Telephone Assistance Volunteer."