Pace University School of Law Students to Provide Legal Assistance to Victims of World Trade Center Disaster

New York – Pace Law School and the New York State Bar Association’s (NYSBA) Committee on Mass Disaster Response have set up a booth to help victims of the World Trade Center disaster obtain legal advise and other forms of assistance.  This booth is open to anyone who feels they are in need of assistance due to the tragedy.

Volunteers will be available at the NYSBA booth located on 80 Centre Street New York, New York. The booth will be open Monday, October 8th through Sunday, October 21st. The hours are Mondays though Fridays 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  The purpose of the NYSBA service is to help match up persons in need with appropriate referrals and services.

Pace law students will assist with intake screening of people who believe that they may have legal problems or needs associated with the disaster. Other entities also available at the site will include the City Bar, the ABA, and the Red Cross.

The New York State Bar Association’s Committee on Mass Disaster Response enables the legal community to respond quickly to disaster related situations.  The NYSBA has worked for a number of years very closely with SEMO and other disaster related entities to help when needed and called upon.  The FEMA disaster relief phone number is 1-800-462-9029.

Founded in 1976, Pace University School of Law has nearly 5,000 alumni/ae throughout the country. It offers full- and part-time day and evening J.D. programs on its White Plains, N.Y., campus.  The School also offers the Master of Laws in Environmental Law and in Comparative Legal Studies.  The School, which has one of the nation’s top-rated environmental law programs, also offers the S.J.D. program in that field. The School of Law is part of a comprehensive, independent and diversified University with campuses in New York City and Westchester County.

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