Alabama Severe Storms, Straight-line Winds, And Tornadoes (DR-4596)
The state of Alabama was struck by powerful windstormss and tornadoes on March 25th and 26th, 2021. On April 26th, President Biden declared a major disaster.
People in the following counties are eligible to receive federal disaster assistance:
A toll-free legal aid hotline is now available for those in Alabama impacted by the severe storms, straight- line winds, and tornadoes. Survivors facing legal issues may call 1-800-354-6154, between 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday, to learn of the available civil legal resources in their area.
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A toll-free legal aid hotline is now available to victims of Alabama’s recently declared disaster areas in Bibb, Calhoun, Clay, Hale, Jefferson, Perry, Randolph, and ShelbyCounties. The service, which allows callers to request the assistance of a lawyer to aid in disaster related matters, is a partnership between the American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division,
the Alabama State Bar Young Lawyers Division, Alabama Legal Services Program and the Alabama State Bar Volunteer Lawyers Program.
Victims facing legal issues who are unable to afford a lawyer may call 334-517-2252, locally, or 1-800-354-6154, toll-free, between 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday, to request assistance. When connected to the hotline voicemail, callers should identify that they are seeking disaster-related legal assistance, brief details of the assistance needed and in which county they are located. Individuals who qualify for assistance will be matched with Alabama lawyers who have volunteered to provide free legal assistance.
ABA YLD Disaster Legal Services Hotline
To help meet the growing legal needs caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division has teamed up with RingCentral Inc. to create a national hotline to connect the Disaster Legal Services Program (DLS) with those seeking civil legal services.
Alabama State Bar
(800) 354-6154 (toll free)
PO Box 671
Montgomery, AL 36101
Professional association of lawyers.
Legal Services Alabama, Inc.
Offers free civil legal services to low income people. Has offices in Anniston/Gadsden, Birmingham, Dothan, Huntsville, Mobile, Montgomery, Selma and Tuscaloosa.
Alabama State Bar Volunteer Lawyers Program
PO Box 671
Montgomery, AL 36101
The Alabama State Bar Volunteer Lawyers Program (VLP) was created in 1990 by the Alabama State Bar Board of Bar Commissioners to provide an organized vehicle through which attorneys can volunteer their services on a pro bono basis in civil matters to indigent citizens in their community.
Alabama Free Legal Answers
Free Legal Answers is a virtual legal advice clinic. Qualifying users post their civil legal question to their state’s website. Users will then be emailed when their question receives a response. There is no fee for the use of the system or for the advice and information provided by the attorney.
ABA Free Legal Answers is a website operated by the American Bar Association (ABA) and by an entity or entities in the state where the client lives.