Free Legal Help Available for Arkansas Severe Storms and Tornadoes Survivors

By Ms. Anna Hubbard posted 04-21-2023 08:25 AM



Amanda Brown

Disaster Legal Services Program (DLS) Director

American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division 

04/14/2023 – A free legal help hotline is now available for Arkansas Severe Storms and Tornadoes survivors.

The hotline is available to connect survivors to free legal services in qualifying counties who cannot afford an attorney. Survivors can call (501) 376-3423.   

Hotline callers may get help with legal issues like:

      FEMA and SBA financial benefits

      Home repair contracts and property insurance claims

      Re-doing wills and other important legal documents destroyed in the disaster

      Price gouging, scams, or identity theft

      Landlord or tenant problems, or threats of foreclosure

      Disability-related access to federal, state, and local disaster programs

Survivors can call the hotline anytime and leave a message if calling after hours.

Hotline partners cannot help in all cases. For example, we cannot take cases where a settlement could include legal fees or an award. But we can refer those cases to other legal help.

For up-to-date information on free legal services for survivors, media members can contact our partners in these languages: English, Spanish.

The Disaster Legal Services (DLS) program works with state and local partners to provide free legal help for low-income disaster survivors. The service is a partnership between the American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Arkansas Bar Association, Center for Arkansas Legal Services, Legal Aid of Arkansas, ABA YLD, and  FEMA.

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