News Release: From: Indiana State Bar Association Indiana State Bar Association prepared to help disaster victims INDIANAPOLIS (June 13, 2008) – The Indiana State Bar Association (ISBA) has established a toll-free number for flood victims living in the eight counties approved for federal assistance by President George W. Bush. Counties covered by the federal designation on Wednesday were Bartholomew, Hancock, Johnson, Marion, Monroe, Morgan, Vermillion and Vigo. More counties are filing for federal assistance as damage assessments are completed. The ISBA will refer flood victims to Indiana attorney volunteers for free legal information regarding matters such as insurance claims, replacing legal documents, home repair contracts and problems with landlords. "I am confident that Indiana lawyers will come to the aid of their colleagues and neighbors in south central Indiana," said ISBA President Douglas D. Church. "We are examining all of the ways and means that we can be of assistance, and the response of lawyers volunteering to help has already been gratifying." Residents who sustained losses in any county declared a federal disaster area can begin calling the ISBA at 1.800.266.2581 for free legal information. Please note that the toll-free number will operate Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. EDT.