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  Program News > Womble Carlyle Announces Successions Project With SLLS to Help Katrina Victims  

Womble Carlyle, one of America's largest law firms, will send 4 to 6 attorneys per week to our New Orleans office this summer to help Katrina victims open successions. Local New Orleans firms, Stone Pigman, Sessions Fishman and The Pro Bono Project will also help.

In Katrina's aftermath, legal aid for successions is a huge unmet need for many Greater New Orleans low-income homeowners and residents. Without a succession, many will not be able to clear title to their homes. They need clear title to get insurance payments and Road Home recovery funds to rebuild their homes.

Mark Moreau, Co-Director of SLLS, said, "the pro bono help from Womble Carlyle represents an extraordinary commitment by a national law firm to the rebuilding of Greater New Orleans." The project hopes to help an additional 200 families this summer qualify for millions of dollars in Katrina recovery grants to rebuild their homes.

Low income people who need legal aid for successions, should call our New Orleans Legal Assistance office, 504-529-1000, immediately for an appointment.

Southeast Louisiana Legal Services (New Orleans office)  - 06/23/2006
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