A toll-free legal hotline is available to victims of flooding. Individuals who were impacted by flooding may call the hotline at 877-947-5291 if they are facing legal issues and are unable to afford a lawyer. Hours are 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday – Friday. Questions may also be submitted online at wi.freelegalanswers.org.

Available Legal Assistance

  • Assistance with securing Federal Emergency Management Agency and other government benefits available to disaster survivors.
  • Help with life, medical and property insurance claims.
  • Assistance with home repair contracts and contractors.
  • Replacement of wills and other important legal documents destroyed in the disaster.
  • Help with consumer protection matters, remedies and procedures.
  • Counseling on mortgage-foreclosure problems.
  • Counseling on landlord-tenant problems.

The service allows callers to receive limited legal assistance from a volunteer lawyer, and is a partnership between the State Bar of Wisconsin, the State Bar’s Young Lawyers Division, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Wisconsin Emergency Management and others.