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Baker Botts to Host Legal Help Line

Lawyers will be available to answer questions related to Hurricane Harvey on September 7th from 7 pm to 9 pm CST


HOUSTON, September 6, 2017- Baker Botts L.L.P., a leading international law firm, announced that in partnership with the Houston Bar Association, the firm has arranged for a large team of its lawyers and attorneys in the Houston legal community to staff a special edition of LegalLine on Thursday, September 7th from 7 pm to 9 pm CDT.

LegalLine is an anonymous, free legal service, sponsored by the Houston Bar Association, offered to those in the greater Houston community.

“Lawyers will be able to answer legal questions on a range of Hurricane relief issues, such as how to file flood claims, renters’ rights, how to replace your driver’s license and other important documents that may have been lost or damaged in the storm, information about school rights for displaced children and about small business administration loans, and tips to avoid home repair fraud,” said John Porter, Partner-in-Charge of the firm’s Houston office.

“Members of the public are invited to call (713) 229-1870 to speak to a lawyer. All calls will be confidential and callers will not be asked their name,” added Mr. Porter.

“Baker Botts has also created a Harvey Crisis Response Guide. The information included in the Guide has been compiled from hundreds of sources so that it is accessible in one easy to use Guide. The Guide covers a broad variety of topics and also contains a list of resources and includes contact information for them,” added Mr. Porter.

The guide can be downloaded for free by visiting


Baker Botts is an international law firm of approximately 700 lawyers practicing throughout a network of 12 offices around the globe. Based on our experience and knowledge of our clients' industries, we are recognized as a leading firm in the energy, technology, and life sciences sectors. Since 1840, we have provided creative and effective legal solutions for our clients while demonstrating an unrelenting commitment to excellence. For more information, please visit

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