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Free disaster legal help available for Kentucky

FRANKFORT, Ky. (March 22, 2012) — Free assistance with legal issues resulting from the recent storms and tornadoes is available for Kentucky disaster survivors in Commonwealth counties designated for FEMA individual assistance.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency, through an agreement with the Young Lawyers Division of the American Bar Association and in partnership with the Kentucky Bar association provides free legal help for survivors in these counties.

Disaster-related legal questions typically involve such matters as lost wills, landlord-tenant relations, property ownership, home repair contracts, and government benefit programs.

Survivors who qualify for assistance will be matched with Kentucky lawyers who have volunteered to provide free legal help.

Residents of Bath, Campbell, Carroll, Grant, Grayson, Kenton, Johnson, Larue, Lawrence, Laurel, Magoffin, Martin, Menifee, Montgomery, Morgan, Ohio, Pendleton, Rowan, Russell, Trimble and Wolfe counties with disaster-related legal questions who cannot afford a lawyer may request legal help by calling toll free, 877-625-9839. Information also can be found at http://www.kybar.org/567.