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Hurricanes Harvey and Irma: Texas and Florida Bars use ABA Legal Answers tool to help

Tuesday, September 12, 2017  
Posted by: Joe Menden
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After the hurricanes in both states, the State Bar of Texas and The Florida Bar are using the ABA Legal Answers tool — newly launched this past August — to help with legal questions on such topics as insurance concerns, renter’s rights, employment matters, and consumer protection issues.

The Texas bar added dozens of volunteer lawyers to help answer Hurricane Harvey-related questions via Texas Legal Answers, a state-specific resource developed in partnership with the ABA. Meanwhile, The Florida Bar raised the income cap for Florida Free Legal Answers, also a collaboration with the ABA, to allow more victims of Hurricane Irma to use it.

A press release offers more information about the State Bar of Texas’ recent work, and ABA Journal covers efforts by both The Florida Bar and the ABA Young Lawyers Division.