From: David Turton, Department of Veterans' Affairs, TOWNSVILLE
Sent: Wednesday, April 13, 2011 9:06 AM

Free legal services on offer for flood and cyclone victims

Hundreds of lawyers from across Queensland are offering free legal advice to flood and cyclone-affected Queenslanders trying to get their lives back on track. Legal practices large and small, including many from disaster-struck areas, are offering services on a pro bono basis to help local communities.

In response to this critical need the Department of Justice and Attorney-General, Queensland Law Society and Legal Aid Queensland set up Flood Legal Help.

People are encouraged to call 1300 65 11 88 for legal advice over the phone or to arrange a face-to-face consultation. Alternatively, consultations can be arranged at any of the government's numerous community recovery centres.

People affected by flood or cyclone damage can seek legal advice on issues such as insurance claims, tenancy agreements, employment, credit, debt, fencing and family law.

Phone:

Flood Legal Help Line: 1300 65 11 88

Internet: http://www.legalaid.qld.gov.au/floods

Search for a Queensland Floods community recovery centre at:

http://www.communityservices.qld.gov.au/community/community-recovery/support-assistance

Bronwyn Fenton
A/Senior Client Contact Officer
Veterans Affairs Network
Southport QLD 4215
P: 07 5630 0203
Ext: 47701