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Disaster recovery resources available through The Missouri Bar

As tornados swept through Missouri and surrounding states on Friday night, many of our citizens are left wondering how to recover from the destruction left in the path of those storms. While the initial damage can be seen across the landscape, there may be long-term issues, including legal matters, that Missourians face when dealing with the aftermath of natural disaster. 

The Missouri Bar has resources that may help you. The Missouri Legal Services Disaster Manual is designed to help both recovery volunteers and those directly impacted by a disaster understand their rights under the law as well as what assistance programs may be available. This document has information on protecting yourself from scams around home repair and debris removal, how to replace lost documents, and your rights as a tenant or landlord.  

In addition, The Missouri Bar recommends asking Missouri lawyers your legal questions at Missouri.FreeLegalAnswers.org. This virtual legal advice clinic serves low to moderate income Missourians by providing a secure website where individuals can ask questions and volunteer lawyers can sign in to answer them. The process is simple and free for Missourians who qualify. 

The Missouri Bar is a statewide organization dedicated to improving the legal profession, the law, and the administration of justice for all Missourians. Created in 1944 by order of the Supreme Court of Missouri, it serves all 30,000 of Missouri’s practicing lawyers. The Missouri Bar provides a wide range of services and resources to its members, as well as the media, educators, and the citizens of Missouri. To learn more about The Missouri Bar, visit MoBar.org and MissouriLawyersHelp.org.