October 18, 2017
Legal Aid Association of California partnered with the ABA’s Young Lawyers Division, Federal Emergency Management Agency, and the Bay Area Resilience Collaborative are helping those who are affected by the California fires by providing a hotline. As the wildfires continue a free legal assistance hotline (415-575-3120) has been made available for those who cannot afford a lawyer.
Survivors of fires in Butte, Lake, Mendocino, Napa, Nevada, Orange, Sonoma, and Yuba counties can receive help in issues regarding FEMA, home repair contracts, replacement of wills and other legal documents, consumer protection issues, mortgage-foreclosure problems, landlord-tenant problems, and other governmental benefits.
According to the article two other hotline numbers are also available, “Napa County residents can call the Bay Area Legal Aid Legal Advice Hotline at 800-551-5554. Residents of Napa and Sonoma Counties can call the Health Care Consumer Center at 855-693-7285 for help with Medi-Cal and medical insurance coverage issues.”
Organizations mentioned/involved: Legal Aid Association of California (LAAC), Bay Area Legal Aid (BayLegal)