After Ian, Ft. Myers free legal clinic to focus on post-disaster insurance claims, contractor fraud

After Ian, Ft. Myers free legal clinic to focus on post-disaster insurance claims, contractor fraud

Lee County Legal Aid Society teams with AARP for sessions open to those ages 50 and older

A Ft. Myers-based legal nonprofit is again hosting a free clinic for area seniors in need of no-cost, limited legal advice.

Law at the Library is a quarterly conversation sponsored by Lee County Legal Aid Society with support from AARP Foundation.

Civil legal aid helps level the playing field for those who don’t have the financial resources to hire their own private attorney,” said Andrew Banyai, executive director of the Lee County Legal Aid Society. “Not all our older residents are wealthy retirees. Many live on a fixed income, with little access to legal services.”

The next session is scheduled for Wednesday, February 7, from 9 a.m. to noon, at the Ft. Myers Regional Library meeting room on Lee St.

A panel of three local attorneys will discuss post-disaster insurance claims and contractor fraud. That 30-minute presentation will be followed by an audience question-and-answer session and then 20-minute individual appointments on any legal issue.

Advance registration is required. Participants should email [email protected] with contact information, a brief description of the legal advice being sought, and any relevant documents. The sessions are open to Lee County residents ages 50 and older.

“We are grateful to the expert panelists who are donating their time and welcome the opportunity to again focus our community outreach on issues of elder law with the generous support of the AARP Foundation,” Banyai added.

Law at the Library follows a similar series of free legal workshops “Just for Seniors” offered by Lee County Legal Aid Society in prior years through support from The Community Foundation.

For more information on Lee County Legal Aid Society, visit or call 239-334-6118.

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