Legal Assistance Being Offered

May 1, 2011

The University of Alabama School of Law Clinics, in conjunction with the Alabama State Bar’s Volunteer Lawyers Program and the Tuscaloosa County Bar Association began offering free legal services for those affected by the recent tornado.

The Legal Assistance Project provides free legal services both on-site at local area aid centers and at the law clinic programs office at the University of Alabama School of Law. Law students and attorneys will be available on weekdays at the law school in the mornings from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon and at local response centers from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the afternoons. The Project will provide these services at Leland Shopping Center in Alberta City, at SOMA Church in Holt and at the Belk Activity Center at Bowers Park.

Legal advice will be provided concerning public benefits and programs, insurance claims and processes, housing rights, and other civil matters related to the storm and the displacement that resulted from it. For more information or to make an appointment at the clinic, please call 348-4960. Walk-ins are welcome at all locations.