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Joplin tornado

Dec 10, 2018

Legal Aid attorney shares Joplin tornado lessons

The deadly May 2011 Joplin tornado fundamentally changed the legal practice of Legal Aid of Western Missouri’s Joplin office, its managing attorney told a national task force on Dec. 4. “Our biggest gap post-disaster was legal assistance,” said Pamela Roychaudhury. “We have now morphed into a tenants-rights, first-time homebuyers’-rights practice.” Roychaudhury spoke on a panel [&helli[...]

Mar 6, 2014

Joplin tornado fundraiser settles with state

A New Orleans-based fundraiser agreed to pay $39,200 after an investigation revealed that she had taken part of the money she collected for tornado relief in Joplin and spent it on herself.

Aug 19, 2011

Volunteer attorneys still answer Joplin’s calls for help

Three months after a massive tornado destroyed a wide swath of Joplin, volunteer attorneys are still fielding phone calls and in some cases traveling to the city to help residents sort out the legal issues that arise in the wake of catastrophe. St. Joseph attorney Joe Morrey, pictured here, is among members of the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys to provide disaster legal services.

Jun 19, 2011

Lawyers statewide keep helping Joplin

Members of the legal community continue to help in recovery efforts in Joplin, where a May 22 tornado killed more than 150 people and displaced thousands.

Jun 1, 2011

Missouri attorney general plans ‘mobile office’ for Joplin

Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster has announced that his office will open a mobile location in Joplin on Monday, to help Joplin residents communicate with banks about property damage suffered during the devastating tornado last month.

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