Lawyers Gear Up to Help Victims of Hurricane Harvey


With Hurricane Harvey rains continuing to drench Houston, bar associations and legal aid organizations are gearing up to provide legal help to hurricane victims, and firms have pledged money to support aid even as their Houston offices remain closed.
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Brenda Sapino Jeffreys
Texas Lawyer
August 29, 2017
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Tags: Disaster Recovery

Organizations mentioned/involved: Lone Star Legal Aid, Texas RioGrande Legal Aid (TRLA), Legal Aid of Northwest Texas


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morning of Aug. 28 and projections anticipate the number will rise to as many as 400,000. VanSingel said there are more than 2.4 households in the disaster area, which spans 29,408 miles.

Brown said initial intake will go through a hotline operated by the State Bar of Texas, then income-qualified people will be referred to legal aid organizations, and others will be referred to other volunteer lawyer groups, such as the Houston Volunteer Lawyers in Houston. The legal aid organizations are Lone Star, Texas RioGrande Legal Aid and Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas.