Jacksonville Bar Association

Legal Aid Hotline

Hurricane Irma has passed and, overall, the northeast Florida area is fortunate to have avoided catastrophic damage.  Regardless, many are faced with devastating loss.  Several people have approached us about what we as lawyers can do to help those who were less fortunate than us.

 
Here are two important ways YOU can help:
 
A legal aid hotline is now available for Hurricane Irma survivors in Florida who cannot pay for an attorney: 1-866-550-2929. The hotline operates through a partnership between The Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division, the American Bar Association (ABA) Young Lawyers Division, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The Florida Bar’s Press Release can be found HERE and The Florida Bar YLD’s message and organizational materials and signup link can be found HERE.
 
In addition, some callers will need assistance and/or representation beyond the phone call.  The JBA Pro Bono Committee will match these low-income hurricane survivors with pro bono attorneys.  If you would like to be one of the team of the “Pro Bono Attorneys On Ready” please contact Kathy Para, Chairperson of The JBA Pro Bono Committee, and indicate in your email that you want to be part of the hurricane recovery team.
 
We know that The JBA members will step up in force and we thank you, in advance, for your commitment to our community.

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