Legal disaster clinic will offer advice to Tupelo area residents

May 22, 2014

5 Old River Place, Suite 203
Jackson, MS 39202
601.352.2269

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

FREE Legal Disaster Clinic Will Offer Advice To Tupelo Area Residents

JACKSON—A free legal clinic designed to provide guidance to Tupelo area residents in the wake of the recent tornadoes will be held on Wednesday, May 28, at the BancorpSouth Arena/ Convention Center. The clinic is sponsored by the Mississippi Center for Justice. In addition to staff from the Center, local attorneys from Tupelo will be present. The clinic will cover several topics, including FEMA appeals, insurance questions, SBA loans, contractor fraud and heirship questions.

Beth Orlansky, advocacy director with the Mississippi Center for Justice, said the clinic will call on the Center’s established expertise in legal advice following a natural disaster. “We learned a lot in the wake of Hurricane Katrina,” Orlansky said. “When natural disaster strikes, daily life can be in complete turmoil. Clear answers are often hard to find, particularly when it comes to questions of law and property.”

Tupelo Mayor Jason Shelton said the free clinic will provide a much needed service in the wake of the recent tornadoes.

“Many people are in an unfamiliar situation and could benefit from additional legal guidance,” Shelton said. “We are very grateful to the Mississippi Center for Justice for offering this service to our community.” Orlansky said the clinic is meant to answer questions in a trying time.
“This clinic will help Tupelo area residents affected by the tornadoes find clarity and direction on some of their most vexing legal questions,” she said. “We look forward to it!”

The clinic will be Wednesday, May 28, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the North Hall at the BancorpSouth Arena/Convention Center, 375 East Main Street in Tupelo. Parking and entrance for the clinic are best on the Commerce Street side of the Arena.

For more information, contact Sid Scott at 769.230.2841 or at sscott@mscenterforjustice.org.
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