State bar providing legal advice to storm victims

GUNTERSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - The Alabama State Bar is providing legal help for storm victims.

Members were at the Guntersville recreation center, where the FEMA Disaster Center is located, on Thursday.

Residents can get free information on issues such as social security, unemployment, and issues relating to landlords.

At the tornado disaster clinics they're holding in affected counties, you can get information and for some, depending on income, free legal services.

"We're just able to give surface level advice right now.  If that's enough for them then good, they leave today.  If it's not enough and they need further representation, we're sending the forms down to the state voluntary lawyers program who will then refer them back to a lawyer here that's a member of the program," said Lea Mosley, Marshall County Bar Association President.

People who have questions can call 1-800-354-6154.

There will be more clinics in other counties until June 1st.  Click here for more information on the clinics.

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