Editor’s note: The San Antonio Bar Association issued the following news release Thursday.
SAN ANTONIO, TX — The Community Justice Program and the San Antonio Young Lawyers Association are offering pro bono legal advice clinics for evacuees and those impacted by Hurricane Harvey. There is no RSVP or pre-registration required, and walk-ins are welcome.
AREAS OF ASSISTANCE INCLUDE:
- FEMA Assistance
- Property Damage
- Landlord/Tenant Issues
- Employment Issues
- Government Benefits/Social Security
- Consumer Rights, Fraud and Credit Reporting
- Flood and Wind Insurance
- Health Care Issues
- Personal Bankruptcy
- Lost Documents
- Family Law and Child Custody
- and more…
WHEN & WHERE
- Friday, September 1: San Antonio, TX, 4 PM to 8 PM at the Neighborhood Place (3014 Rivas St.)
- Thursday, September 7: Victoria, TX, Time & Location TBA – Please check CJP Facebook
- Monday, September 11: Portland, TX, Time & Location TBA – Please check CJP Facebook
Many legal issues arise quickly after natural disasters, and for those who cannot hire an attorney, the law can be confusing. The CJP and SAYLA are offering emergency legal advice for evacuees and displaced persons at no cost to alleviate the pressure felt by those who have already lost too much.
Find more disaster relief resources at:
For attorneys in need of assistance or those able to give assistance, there are more resources for attorney disaster relief services and volunteer/donation information at:
The Community Justice Program (CJP), the pro bono project of the San Antonio Bar Association, was established in 2001 to bring legal professionals together to serve the indigent, vulnerable and at-risk by enhancing access to justice and bringing the courthouse to the community. Through community clinics – primarily focused on veterans’ legal issues, family law and wills – the CJP provides meaningful access to legal advice, assistance and education. To date, the CJP has matched nearly 10,000 pro bono cases to volunteer attorneys. The CJP is financially supported by grant funding and donations. To donate or find more information, visit www.sabar.org.