CLE: Introduction to HAMP and Foreclosure Settlement Conference Advocacy

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When: Tuesday, December 14, 2010 – 6:00-8:30 pm
Where: Brooklyn Bar Association – Auditorium
123 Remsen Street, Brooklyn
2.5 MCLE CREDITS: 1.5 PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE, 1 SKILLS
Appropriate for both newly admitted & experienced attorneys

Presented by:
SARAH MANAUGH and LAURIE IZUTZU-KEENER, Esqs., South Brooklyn Legal Services Foreclosure Prevention Project

Program Overview:
This program, intended for homeowner advocates only, is an introductory training regarding the Home Affordable Modification Program and foreclosure settlement conference advocacy. This training will provide an overview of the HAMP program and settlement conference process and basic advocacy tools to successfully resolve foreclosure cases on behalf of homeowners. The program will also include training on the new settlement conference law and rules, revised HAMP guidelines, and Q&A.

Your Commitment:
This course is intended solely for homeowner advocates who plan to volunteer through the VLP Foreclosure Intervention Project. There is no charge for the training. Participants agree to accept at least one pro bono referral for a Foreclosure or other matter from the VLP before June 14, 2011. Experienced attorneys receive additional MCLE credit for every 6 hours of eligible pro bono service.

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CLE: CIVIL COURT PRO SE DEBTOR ASSISTANCE AND THE CLARO PROGRAM(VIDEO REPLAY)

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When: WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2010 – 6:00pm-9:00pm

Where: Brooklyn Bar Association Auditorium, 123 Remsen Street, Brooklyn, N.Y. 11201
3 MCLE CREDITS (1.5 Professional Practice; 1.5 Skills) – Appropriate for both newly-admitted and experienced attorneys
This course is FREE to those who volunteer for 6 total hours with CLARO or 12 total hours with the Civil Court consumer debt
pro se assistance programs by May 31, 2011. Attorneys who volunteer will also receive pro bono MCLE credits in return for
their service (newly admitted attorneys may use pro bono service credits on a carryover basis).

Volunteers can serve one of the following consumer debt pro se assistance programs, all of which provide limited
legal advice to unrepresented debtor-defendants:

  • Bronx CLARO
  • Brooklyn CLARO
  • Manhattan CLARO (must be a NYCLA member or Fordham Law School alumnus/a)
  • Queens CLARO
  • The Civil Court Consumer Debt Lawyer for the Day Program, Brooklyn
  • The Civil Court Help Center Consumer Debt Advice Program, Manhattan


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CLE: CIVIL COURT VOLUNTEER LAWYER FOR THE DAY PROGRAM: CONSUMER DEBT (VIDEO REPLAY)

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When: THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2010 – 12:00pm-2:00pm
Where: Brooklyn Bar Association Auditorium, 123 Remsen Street, Brooklyn, N.Y. 11201

**This is a video replay of a previously recorded live training**

2 MCLE CREDITS (SKILLS) – APPROPRIATE FOR BOTH NEWLY ADMITTED & EXPERIENCED ATTORNEYS
This program offers training for lawyers to provide pro bono limited legal representation to
unrepresented litigants by helping to negotiate stipulations of settlement, raise defenses and more in
consumer debt cases.

This course is FREE to those who volunteer in the Civil Court’s Volunteer Lawyer for the Day
Program: Consumer Debt with a sponsoring organization by May 31, 2011. Attorneys who volunteer are also eligible to receive pro bono MCLE credits in return for their service (newly admitted attorneys may use pro bono service credits on a carryover basis.)

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CLE: A ROCK AND A HARD PLACE: ADVANCED TOPICS IN FORECLOSURE DEFENSE

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When: WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2010 — 6:00-8:00 pm
Where: Brooklyn Bar Association – Auditorium
123 Remsen Street, Brooklyn
2 MCLE CREDITS: PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE
Appropriate for both newly admitted & experienced attorneys

Presented by:
JAIME LATHROP, ESQ., Director, Mortgage Foreclosure Intervention Program Brooklyn Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Project

Topics include:
Recent New York State legislation regarding foreclosures; recent decisions of interest; answering to the foreclosure complaint; and ethical representation of homeowners in foreclosure.

*This training session covers intermediate and advanced topics in foreclosure defense. Participants are required to take a volunteer assignment in the Settlement Conference Part in Kings County.*

Your Commitment
This course is intended solely for homeowner advocates who plan to volunteer through the VLP Foreclosure Intervention Project. There is no charge for the training. Participants are required to take a volunteer assignment in the Settlement Conference Part in Kings County before May 10, 2011. Experienced attorneys receive additional MCLE credit for every 6 hours of eligible pro bono service.

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