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Suffolk County Bar Association & Touro Law to Hold ProBono Legal Clinics for Those Affected by Hurricane Sandy


December 3, 2012



The Suffolk County Bar Association (SCBA) and Touro Law Center will offer free legal clinics for individuals and small business owners in need of legal advice in the wake of Hurricane Sandy on Tuesday, December 11 from 4 – 7 pm and Tuesday, December 18 from 3-6 pm. The Clinics will take place at the Suffolk County Bar Association building located at 560 Wheeler Road in Hauppauge, NY.

“People are facing many legal issues in the wake of Hurricane Sandy and we are glad to be able to offer this service to community members in need,” said Arthur Shulman, President of the SCBA.

Attorneys who are familiar with disaster law, landlord-tenant problems, insurance and unemployment issues and other matters related to post-storm legal help will be on hand to help those in need. Appointments are not necessary. Anyone in need of help is encouraged to attend.

“The victims of this kind of natural disaster will need long-term help rebuilding and dealing with legal issues that arise as the result of property damage, lost wages, insurance issues and other storm-related problems,” said Touro Law Center Dean Patricia Salkin. “Along with our partners at the Suffolk County Bar Association, we are committed to helping those in need.”

For additional information, please call the SCBA at (631) 234-5511.

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The Suffolk County Bar Association (SCBA), a professional association comprised of almost 3,800 lawyers and judges, was founded in 1908 to serve the needs of the local legal community and the public. The Association sponsors educational programs throughout the year through its education arm, the Suffolk Academy of Law, and features public services such as our Lawyer Referral & Information Service, where members of the public can be referred to lawyers with expertise in a wide variety of areas of law, a speakers bureau providing free speakers on legal subjects to community, educational and civic organizations. For information about these or other programs or services, call the Bar Center (631) 234-5511.

Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center’s 185,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility is located adjacent to both a state and a federal courthouse in Central Islip, New York. Touro Law’s proximity to the courthouses, coupled with programming developed to integrate the courtroom into the classroom, provide a one-of-a kind learning model for law students, combining a rigorous curriculum taught by expert faculty with a practical courtroom experience. Touro Law, which has a student body of approximately 750 and an alumni base of more than 5,000, offers full- and part-time J.D. programs, several dual degree programs and graduate law programs for US and foreign law graduates. Touro Law Center is part of the Touro College system.

About the Touro College and University System
Touro is a system of non-profit institutions of higher and professional education. Touro College was chartered in 1970 primarily to enrich the Jewish heritage, and to serve the larger American and global community. Approximately 19,000 students are currently enrolled in its various schools and divisions. Touro College has branch campuses, locations and instructional sites in the New York area, as well as branch campuses and programs in Berlin, Jerusalem, Moscow, Paris, and Florida. Touro University California and its Nevada branch campus, as well as Touro College Los Angeles and Touro University Worldwide as separately accredited institutions within the Touro College and University System. For further information on Touro College, please go to: http://www.touro.edu/media/.


For more info contact:
Patti Desrochers
Director of Communications
pattid@tourolaw.edu
(631) 761-7062