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Disaster Legal Help to Continue to Provide Legal Information to Victorian Communities

10 November 2011

Victorians affected by disasters can receive free information and referrals from an on line legal site supported by six peak legal service organisations.

Legal fact sheets and referrals for legal advice can be accessed at www.disasterlegalhelp.org.au.

The site contains information on the most common legal concern for those affected by disasters, including fencing, property, destroyed wills and documents, and dealing with insurance and mortgage problems.

Disaster Legal Help is the new name for Bushfire Legal Help which was formed to provide free legal support for people affected by the February 2009 Victorian bushfires.

Bushfire Legal Help was a collaboration between Victoria Legal Aid, the Federation of Community Legal Centres, the Law Institute of Victoria, Victoria Law Foundation, Public Interest Law Clearing House (PILCH) and the Victorian Bar.

Disaster Legal Help spokesperson Kerry O’Shea said all these legal organisations were committed to providing on-going legal information and support to Victorians in times of disaster.

 

For further information contact Kerry O’Shea on media@liv.asn.au or 0401 107 103

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