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Sep 01, 2017


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September 1, 2017

 

Contact: Harrece Gassery, Staff Attorney, Louisiana Civil Justice Center

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Civil Legal Assistance for Disaster Victims

LOUISIANA- SEPTEMBER 2017

 

In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, The Louisiana Civil Justice Center (LCJC) is traveling to Cameron and Calcasieu parishes to provide emergency legal assistance to disaster-affected families.    Next week, LCJC Staff Attorney Harrece Gassery will host a series of “walk-in” clinics to provide direct services to residents with questions and concerns about disaster related legal challenges.  Individuals seeking help should bring all relevant documents and state ID.

 

If constituents of the affected parishes are not able to attend on the dates listed below, LCJC is happy to help via its toll-free disaster hotline (1-800-310-7029). On the hotline, LCJC staff provides assistance with issues involving FEMA, insurance claims, landlord-tenant issues, successions, home-repair contracts and consumer-protection matters.   Legal assistance for Spanish-speaking callers can be arranged via a callback appointment. Referrals to appropriate local or state agencies will also be provided by the hotline volunteers.

 

Community members should be aware that there are some limitations on disaster legal services.  LCJC attorneys will only assist self-represented litigants on their civil legal issue and will not assist individuals with criminal issues. In the case that the LCJC attorney is unable to help the individual will be given referrals to the appropriate agency.

Tuesday, September 5th:

Calcasieu

Sulphur Regional Library

9am to 12noon – Conference Room

1160 Cypress

Sulphur, LA 70663

(337) 721-7141

 

Central Library

2 pm to 5 pm- Thielen Room, 2nd Floor

301 West Claude

Lake Charles, LA 70605

(337) 721-7116

 

Wednesday, September 6th:

Cameron

Hackberry Branch

9am-11am

983 Main Street

Hackberry, LA 70645

Phone: 337-762-3978

&

Grand Lake Branch

2pm-4pm

10200 Gulf Highway

Lake Charles, LA 70607

Phone: 337-598-5950

 

 

 

 

The Louisiana Civil Justice Center (LCJC) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides legal services to low-income, elderly and disaster-affected persons in Louisiana. Through a toll-free legal aid hotline, community clinics and programs, the LCJC provides critical legal assistance for more than 10,000 residents each year. Learn more at www.laciviljustice.org.

 

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