Legal Help for Flood Victims

With the historic floods in Nashville, right now their legal problems are the least thing on their mind, even the problems that are a result from the floods themselves.

However, we want to reach out and make sure that people are aware that there is help for them, and I’m going to list what I can here as we become aware of it.

FLOOD INFORMATION CENTERS

These locations are open everyday from 10am to 6pm to provide information for flood victims. Victims can just walk on in if they want some advice on help.

Bellevue Community Center; 656 Colice Jeanne Road, Nashville
Coleman Community Center; 384 Thompson Lane at Nolensville Road, Nashville
Hadley Park Community Center; 1037 28th Avenue North, Nashville
Hermitage Community Center; 3720 James Kay Lane, Hermitage
East Community Center; 700 Woodland Street, Nashville

If you are an attorney who wants to volunteer to staff one of these centers, contact Sarah Hayman at the Tennessee Bar Association to sign up. The first hour you are at the center will involve training so don’t worry if you think you may not know how to help on these specific issues!

Also, while the Legal Aid Society’s clinic today in Williamson Co. is canceled, we will still have our normal legal clinic on Tuesday the 11th for all legal problems. We are also adding a special clinic for Flood Victims on Flood Related Questions ONLY on May 12th at 5pm. They are both at our office on 300 Deaderick Street and are walk in clinics so no appointment necessary.

If you are an attorney who wants to volunteer to help with the flood clinic, please e-mail me (Alison) and I’ll get you on our list. We will have training materials available for all volunteers to be able to refer to.

In addition, some of the younger attorneys over at Dodson, Parker, Behm & Capparella, PC have set up a very helpful blog of legal questions that flood victims should think about and some easy answers to start guiding victims on the right path. Please take a moment to check it out: http://nashvillefloodhelp.blogspot.com/

Finally, please be aware that the United Way is ready and available to help any flood victim who might be in need. They will be up to date on all programs going on to provide assistance, food, and supplies and they are a great resource to pass along to victims looking for non-legal help that come your way. It’s just a single phone call away and they are open 24 hours a day. Just dial 2-1-1 from any phone.

Thank you in advance for any help you are able to offer, and feel free to share, link, retweet, and send out so the word of these centers can spread to the people who need them. E-mail me if you have any questions.

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