Call 1-800-662-7407, weekdays, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., for free legal help related to Hurricane Matthew. Survivors who qualify for assistance will be matched with North Carolina lawyers who have volunteered to provide free, limited legal help.
Get help with:
FEMA benefits appeals
Home repair contracts and contractors
Lost wills and other legal documents
Foreclosure and landlord-tenant problems
Identify that they are seeking Hurricane Matthew-related legal assistance
Ask for Disaster Legal Services
Identify the county in which they are located.
Limitations on disaster legal services include fee-producing cases (i.e., those cases where fees are paid as part of the settlement by the court). Such cases are referred to a lawyer referral service.
This service is a partnership of the
American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division, the
Federal Emergency Management Agency, the
North Carolina Bar Association and Legal Aid of North Carolina.
To learn more,
read the press release announcing the hotline on the North Carolina Bar Association's website.