BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - The Southern University Law Center is coming to the rescue for people dealing with legal troubles following the flooding.
The center is looking to help anyone who has been flooded and are fighting with their landlord or people dealing with confusion about filling out paperwork.
"Filling out the FEMA applications, there's assistance with that," said Virginia Listach with SU Law Center. "To the average person, you might look at that application and think that this is simple. But when you are under a lot of stress, it becomes something that you need a helping hand. You need somebody to help you."
Southern has opened a disaster recovery law clinic just for flood victims who can not afford a lawyer. There will be volunteer attorneys, law center faculty and students to help people at the law school on Roosevelt Steptoe Drive.
Free legal assistance is available Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., but there will also be extended hours from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. for people who can not make it during the day. They ask that people call (225) 771-3333 to make an appointment.