HOUSTON, February 24, 2021 – Lawyers from Baker Botts L.L.P., a leading international energy, technology and life sciences law firm, have teamed together on a pro bono basis to publish the “Winter Storm Uri Consumer Resource Guide.” The publication, which can be accessed here, provides an array of information and tools to help individuals in Texas affected by the disaster and financial hardship from the recent storm.
The Guide is divided into six sections: Insurance; Renters’ Rights; Home Repairs and Avoiding Fraud; Price Gouging; Avoiding Scams; and Disaster Declaration & FEMA Relief. The Guide provides Texans with a variety of useful resources researched by Baker Botts lawyers as well as materials adapted from Lone Star Legal Aid, the Texas Department of Insurance, the CDC, Houston Bar Association and the Attorney General of Texas.
“Winter Storm Uri and its fallout have been devastating to so many individuals in the communities in Texas that we serve,” said Baker Botts Managing Partner John Martin. “We have an obligation to help, and we hope this Guide provides people with a straightforward roadmap to address their most immediate needs caused by the storm.”
This is not the first time Baker Botts lawyers have teamed together to assist those in its communities affected by natural disasters and other crises. Last April, Baker Botts published a comprehensive COVID-19 Community Resource Guide, and in 2017 published its Hurricane Harvey Relief Guide.
“The disaster caused by Winter Storm Uri is yet another blow to Texans already dealing with the pandemic,” said Keri Brown, Partner-in-Charge of Baker Botts’ Corporate Social Responsibility. “People in the communities we serve need help more than ever. We hope our Guide will provide a meaningful starting point for that assistance.”
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