Saturday, March 20, 2010

MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE - VOLUNTARY ATTORNEY PROGRAM

I am reposting portions of an email from the Nassau County Bar Association - a call for more volunteer lawyers at the madatory settlement conferences (a training seminar was held on Thursday):

"It was a long program last night, packed with information which I hope you have since been able to digest and absorb. Now it’s time to put that knowledge to good use by volunteering to represent homeowners at a morning or afternoon session at the Supreme Court settlement conferences, which are held daily. Volunteers have no obligation to represent the homeowners beyond the period of the settlement conference; you are not expected to take them on as a pro bono case.

The other option is to volunteer to give individual consultations at a mortgage foreclosure consultation clinic, which we hold each month in the Lecture Room at Domus. Five attorneys are needed each month, and newcomers are welcome to sign up to sit with an experienced consulting attorney to observe and learn the procedure.

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Bear in mind that the need is very great. The number of homeowners threatened with the loss of their homes grows daily, with no end in sight for the immediate future. We must do what we can to help those who are unable to help themselves. It’s up to people of good conscience to reach out a helping hand to them, and we’re counting on you to be one of those good people."

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