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Tag Archive: Foreclosure

  1. CLE: 2.8 YEARS IN REVIEW: A FORECLOSURE PROGRAM ROUNDTABLE

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    When: TUESDAY, October 4, 2011 – 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, Foreclosure Intervention Program, Volunteer Lawyers Project
    TANYA DWYER, ESQ., Dwyer & Associates, LLC, VLP Attorney Volunteer
    SERGE PETROFF, ESQ. Petroff Law Firm, P.C., VLP Attorney Volunteer
    ELEANOR TAYLOR, ESQ., VLP Attorney Volunteer

    Program Overview:

    This program, intended for homeowner advocates only, is a panel discussion focused on pro bono representation in VLP’s Foreclosure Intervention Program. The training will present an overview of volunteer attorneys’ successful strategies and experiences specific to foreclosure settlement conferences in Kings County.

    Your Commitment:

    This course is intended solely for homeowner advocates who plan to volunteer through the VLP Foreclosure Intervention Program. 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 April 4, 2012. Experienced attorneys receive additional MCLE credit for every 6 hours of eligible pro bono service.

    Download the registration flyer.

  2. CLE: NEGOTIATING WITH LENDERS AND OBTAINING LOAN MODIFICATIONS FOR CLIENTS IN FORECLOSURE: PART II

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    When: MONDAY, MAY 16, 2011 – 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

    Presentations by REBEKAH COOK-MACK, Staff Attorney, South Brooklyn Legal Services Foreclosure Prevention Project
    ERICA JO GILLES, Foreclosure Paralegal, South Brooklyn Legal Services Foreclosure Prevention Project

    Prerequisites:
    This program, intended for homeowner advocates only, is a follow up to South Brooklyn Legal Services’ introductory training regarding the Home Affordable Modification Program and foreclosure settlement conference advocacy. The Part I training of the series, or an equivalent, is a prerequisite for this course – knowledge of the HAMP program and settlement conference process is a must.

    Topics Include:
    The second part of this series will involve more intensive training regarding HAMP denials, investor issues, income verification, and converting a trial period into a permanent modification and obtaining non-HAMP loan modifications for homeowners. The program will also include training on the new settlement conference law and rules, revised HAMP guidelines, and Q&A.

    Volunteer Commitment:
    This course is intended solely for homeowner advocates currently working on a Foreclosure matter through the VLP Foreclosure Intervention Project; OR those who are prepared to accept a pro bono referral for a Foreclosure or other matter from the VLP before November 16, 2011. There is no charge for the training. Experienced attorneys receive additional MCLE credit for every 6 hours of eligible pro bono service.

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  3. 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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  4. 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.

    Download the registration flyer.

  5. CLE: NEGOTIATING WITH LENDERS AND OBTAINING LOAN MODIFICATIONS FOR CLIENTS IN FORECLOSURE: PART II

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    When: MONDAY, OCTOBER 18, 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

    Presentations by:
    SARA MANAUGH, Staff Attorney, South Brooklyn Legal Services Foreclosure Prevention Project

    ERICA JO GILLES, Foreclosure Paralegal, South Brooklyn Legal Services Foreclosure Prevention Project

    Prerequisites:
    This program, intended for homeowner advocates only, is a follow up to South Brooklyn Legal Services’ introductory training regarding the Home Affordable Modification Program and foreclosure settlement conference advocacy. The Part I training of the series, or an equivalent, is a prerequisite for this course – knowledge of the HAMP program and settlement conference process is a must.

    Topics Include:
    The second part of this series will involve more intensive training regarding HAMP denials, investor issues, income verification, and converting a trial period into a permanent modification and obtaining non-HAMP loan modifications for homeowners. The program will also include training on the new settlement conference law and rules, revised HAMP guidelines, and Q&A.

    Volunteer Commitment:
    This course is intended solely for homeowner advocates currently working on a Foreclosure matter through the VLP Foreclosure Intervention Project; OR those who are prepared to accept a pro bono referral for a Foreclosure or other matter from the VLP before April 18, 2011. There is no charge for the training. Experienced attorneys receive additional MCLE credit for every 6 hours of eligible pro bono service.

    Download the registration flyer.

  6. CLE: Off the Auction Block: Advanced Topics in Mortgage Foreclosure Settlements and Litigation

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    When: Monday, September 13, 2010 – 6:00-8:00 pm
    Where: Brooklyn Bar Association – 3rd floor Board Room
    123 Remsen Street, Brooklyn
    2 MCLE CREDITS: PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE
    Appropriate for both newly admitted & experienced attorneys

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

    Program Overview Part One will cover advanced strategies for dealing with difficult situations in the Mortgage Foreclosure Settlement conferences. Part Two will deal with recent court cases and strategies dealing with foreclosure in the context of litigation.

    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 March 13, 2011. Experienced attorneys receive additional MCLE credit for every 6 hours of eligible pro bono service.

    To attend, download the registration flyer.

  7. CLE: Introduction to HAMP and Foreclosure Settlement Conference Advocacy

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    When: Wednesday, July 14, 2010 – 6:00-8:00 pm
    Where: Brooklyn Bar Association – Auditorium
    123 Remsen Street, Brooklyn

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    2MCLE CREDITS: 1 PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE, 1 SKILLS
    Appropriate for both newly admitted & experienced attorneys

    Presented by JENNIFER SINTON, Deputy Director, South Brooklyn Legal Services Foreclosure Prevention Project and ERICA JO GILLES, Deputy Director for Advocacy and Outreach, 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 January 14, 2011. Experienced attorneys receive additional MCLE credit for every 6 hours of eligible pro bono service.

    Download the registration flyer.

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