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April 7, 2014

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Volunteer Opportunity: Help Oso Mudslide Victims

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Learn how you can be part of the Snohomish County Bar Association’s efforts to help mudslide victims
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The Snohomish County Bar Association and Snohomish County Legal Services are in the process of coordinating efforts to provide pro bono legal assistance to victims of the tragic Oso mudslide.

Many groups and individuals have already rallied to meet the immediate needs of victims, but the need for legal assistance will only grow in the weeks and months to come.  In the coming weeks, SCBA and SCLS would like to set up at least two legal clinics in the north Snohomish County area clinic connecting those adversely impacted by this tragedy with volunteer attorneys who may be able to assist with a variety of legal issues, including probate, wills, real estate, FEMA, creditor/debtor, and insurance matters.

Even if you feel you do not have the necessary expertise in a particular area of need, simply having an attorney steering people in the right direction will mean the world to those who have lost so much.

If you are interested in adding your name to the list of attorneys who have already expressed interest in helping the Oso mudslide victims, please contact Joyce Wood at the SCBA office: 425-388-3056 or joycew@snobar.org.

Lawyers from across the state are offering free legal help to people affected by the March 22 landslide at Oso. Those people can call toll-free help lines at 844-435-7676 or 844-HELP-OSO. Information is available at www.nwjustice.org.

Lawyers will also be available at a free clinic from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 26 at the law offices of Ben Wells, 106 E. Gilman Ave, Arlington. Wells has lived in Oso for many years.

If you’d like to donate money or supplies to the Oso mudslide survivors, here’s how to help.

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