The Missouri Legal Services Disaster Manual
This document was prepared by the Legal Help in Disasters Committee of the Governor’s Faith-Based and Community Service Partnership for Disaster Recovery. This manual was prepared to assist Missourians who are or may be affected by disasters. This manual was prepared to assist Missouri lawyers whose clients may be facing legal issues new to the lawyers or unique to disasters. This manual is designed to assist and train those volunteer lawyers who graciously agree to help disaster survivors through on-site assistance.
Also, this manual is designed to provide information to the public concerning legal matters that may arise due to disasters in Missouri. As always, the public should consult with an attorney before taking action and the attorney should verify the information before any advice is provided.
This manual is brought to you by the cooperation of many organizations who compose the Legal Help in Disasters Committee (LeHDCom) of the Governor’s Faith-Based and Community Service Partnership for Disaster Recovery, who have spent an incredible amount of time and effort to compile all of this information. This manual is available under “Legal Topics/Forms and Disaster Relief” on the www.lsmo.org website. We hope that this manual will provide valuable information to the reader prior to and during times of disasters in Missouri.
This manual is intended to give general, basic information only, and give suggestions or ideas about various approaches that may be utilized to achieve various results. Such information should never be a replacement for the advice of a competent, licensed attorney familiar with your exact situation, circumstances, and goals. Provision of the following information is not intended to constitute or create an attorney-client relationship.
Use of this manual is for informational purposes only. No person should make any decision based solely on the information contained therein. We are not responsible for any loss or damage that result from reading, using, or relying on the information provided within this manual, without consulting an attorney. You should always consult a licensed attorney if you are looking for legal advice.
To access the manual, click this link: disaster-manual