Touro Law’s TLC-HEART Storm Hotline to Provide Legal Help to Snow Victims

Date: February 11, 2013
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Patti Desrochers
Director of Communications
(631) 761-7062

Touro Law Center’s disaster assistance hotline, TLC-HEART, will help local residents and businesses with legal issues relating to this past weekend’s monster snow storm, Law Center Dean Patricia E. Salkin announced.

TLC-HEART (the Touro Law Center Hurricane Emergency Assistance & Relief Team), staffed by law students, faculty and volunteer attorneys at the law school’s Central Islip campus, has already responded to over 600 requests for assistance since it was established in November the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.

Dean Salkin added that existing staffing and programs are already set up to provide legal and practical information, advice and referrals on consumer complaints, landlord-tenant issues, power outages, abandoned vehicles and other snowstorm-related problems. “This extended storm help is an essential part of Touro Law’s commitment to law in the public interest and to service to the local community.” That commitment is also underlined by the school’s new Disaster Relief Clinic, established in January 2013, which is already providing free legal help to Superstorm Sandy victims.

TLC-HEART can be reached at 631.761.7198 or by email, Phones are staffed live Monday-Thursday 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. and Fridays 9:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m., voice mail at other times.