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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. ...

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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.

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