Disaster Relief & Recovery
In 2009 hundreds of legal practitioners volunteered legal support and assistance through the Bushfire Legal Help Service to individuals, families and communities affected by the Victorian bushfires. A similar number provided assistance following the floods in Queensland floods in 2011.
In preparation of a large scale disaster in this state, the Law Society of South Australia has coordinated offers of legal assistance from individual practitioners and firms who can be activated at short notice to provide legal advice and assistance.
The Legal Services Commission of South Australia provides a free Legal Helpline for those affected by a natural disaster to speak to an adviser about their legal issues and options.
You can access the Free Legal Helpline by calling 1300 366 424.
Alternatively, to be referred to a lawyer who can provide assistance,
contact the Law Society on (08) 8229 0200 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Legal Services Commission also provides links to a number of useful resources and fact sheets including:
Emergency Information Resources
Disaster Relief and Recovery Resources
Legal Help Resources
These links are available from the Legal Services Commission website here
If you are a legal practitioner wishing to register your offer of legal assistance, please do so by clicking here.