Touro Law to Offer Free Legal Assistance in the Wake of Hurricane Sandy

November 1, 2012
Louis Sternberg


Today, Touro Law Center Dean Patricia Salkin announced that Touro will be offering free legal assistance to those affected by Hurricane Sandy.  The program will be known as “TLC- HEART.”  A press conference will be held Friday, November 2, 2012 at Touro Law Center in Central Islip.

According to Touro’s website:

The center, called TLC-HEART (Touro Law Center – Hurricane Emergency Assistance and Referral Team), will be staffed by volunteer lawyers and law students. It will include a telephone hotline (hours to be determined) that will match resident concerns with referrals to federal, state and local government agencies and private groups offering storm-related assistance.

The Center will also offer:
– assistance in assessing eligibility and completing application forms for the wide range of emergency assistance available to storm victims, both individuals and small businesses (e.g., food stamps, government loans and grants);
– free legal consultation and advice on storm-related legal issues (e.g., insurance, landlord-tenant, consumer complaints, unemployment);
– assistance to members of the Touro Law community who are in need.

Beginning next week, residents will be able to call the center at (631) 761-7198 and email


For further details, please see or for information about the press conference specifically, see