Extending sympathy to the victims of this week’s Oklahoma tornadoes, American Bar Association President Laurel G. Bellows announced today that the ABA is organizing volunteer legal assistance for survivors and offering disaster-related resources for lawyers.
“There are no words to ease the pain of the families who lost loved ones in this horrible tragedy,” Bellows said.
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