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Pro Bono & Access to Justice

 

Foreclosure Project Training for New Volunteers

April 2010

 

The Justice Center’s Foreclosure Project is hosting a training for attorneys who want to begin volunteering.  The project pairs pro bono attorneys with low-income New Yorkers who are facing foreclosure proceedings, giving the volunteers the opportunity to gain experience and appear in court, while providing clients with much-needed legal assistance with complex legal matters.  No prior experience in foreclosure is necessary, only a positive attitude and a willingness to work hard. 

The Lawyer’s Foreclosure Intervention Network began in June 2007, co-sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.  It provides legal assistance to low-income homeowners facing foreclosure, with the goal of keeping people in their homes. Helping to stem the rising tide of foreclosures, the project not only provides valuable services to individual homeowners but also helps preserve some of New York City’s most vulnerable neighborhoods. 

What:     Training for New Foreclosure Project Volunteers
When:     April 21, 2010, 1 PM – 6 PM
Where:    New York City Bar Association, 42 West 44th Street

To register, email Benjamin Seibel at bseibel@nycbar.org