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


February 11, 2013



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, tlcheart@tourolaw.edu. 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.

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Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center’s 185,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility is located adjacent to both a state and a federal courthouse in Central Islip, New York. Touro Law’s proximity to the courthouses, coupled with programming developed to integrate the courtroom into the classroom, provide a one-of-a kind learning model for law students, combining a rigorous curriculum taught by expert faculty with a practical courtroom experience. Touro Law, which has a student body of approximately 750 and an alumni base of more than 5,000, offers full- and part-time J.D. programs, several dual degree programs and graduate law programs for US and foreign law graduates. Touro Law Center is part of the Touro College system.

About the Touro College and University System
Touro is a system of non-profit institutions of higher and professional education. Touro College was chartered in 1970 primarily to enrich the Jewish heritage, and to serve the larger American and global community. Approximately 19,000 students are currently enrolled in its various schools and divisions. Touro College has branch campuses, locations and instructional sites in the New York area, as well as branch campuses and programs in Berlin, Jerusalem, Moscow, Paris and Florida. New York Medical College, Touro University California and its Nevada branch campus, as well as Touro University Worldwide and its Touro College Los Angeles division are separately accredited institutions within the Touro College and University System. For further information on Touro College, please go to: http://www.touro.edu/media/.


For more info contact:
Patti Desrochers
Director of Communications
pattid@tourolaw.edu
(631) 761-7062