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About the program

As a result of the fiscal crises and the inordinate number of real property foreclosures in New York State, legislation was enacted which now requires that most residential foreclosure matters proceed through a mandatory court settlement conference procedure.

While the foreclosure process is long and complex, it was hoped that this legislation would lead to settlements through various work out arrangements and modifications without having to resort to full-blown foreclosure trials.

The Suffolk County Bar Association and its Pro Bono Foundation have recognized that many of the home owners may not be in a financial position to hire private legal counsel. While our organization cannot provide free legal counsel throughout a full foreclosure proceeding, we are able to provide Suffolk County Homeowners with the limited legal assistance they will need throughout the foreclosure settlement conference process.

If you are the subject of a residential foreclosure, you should have received a communication from the court, which also included a letter from our Foundation which directed you to this website. If you wish to take advantage of this free legal assistance, you may sign up below. This will allow you to schedule a free consultation with one of our volunteer attorneys who will review your situation and if required represent you in court at the Settlement Conference.

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Annual Ira P. Block Memorial Golf Outing

The Annual Ira P. Block Memorial Golf Classic sponsored by the Lawyer Assistance Foundation will be held on Monday, September 21, 2015 at the Westhampton Country Club, Westhampton Beach, NY.  The Lawyer Assistance Foundation provides confidential assistance to lawyers and judges for alcoholism, drug abuse, health issues and mental health problems.  As this is the only fund raiser of the year, we need your support.  Our honored guest this year is the Hon. John J. Toomey, Jr., County Court Judge and Acting Surrogate. For further information please click here 


Council of Committee Chairs Meeting

Council of Committee Chairs meeting scheduled for Thursday, September 24, 2015 in the Great Hall at the Bar Center, commencing at 6 p.m.  Refreshments will be served.


SCBA Annual Judiciary NIght, Thursday, October 8, 2015

An Outstanding Member will be honored for Extraordinary Service to the Legal Community at the SCBA's annual Judiciary Night, Thursday, October 8, 2015, 6 p.m.   In anticipating October 8th's annual Judiciary Night, an event that will be given special significance this year, as our former Chief Administrative Judge A. Gail Prudenti will be the Association's honored guest.  This event will be held at the Larfield in East Northport, NY.  Judge Prudenti, in a recent career change, will now share her countless experiences, her love for the law and public service with the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University in Hempstead, NY where she will begin her new post as executive director of the Center for Children, Families and the Law.  She will also serve as a special advisor to the law school dean.   click here for flyer


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