Pro Bono Foreclosure Settlement Project
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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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SCBA Annual Outing - August 11, 2014
Join Us for an Enjoyable Day of Fun, Networking and Camaraderie
The SCBA will hold its Annual Golf Outing and Fishing trip on Monday, August 11, 2014 in Port Jefferson.
The Fishing is an SCBA Private Charter aboard the Osprey V, a 65 ft. Gilliken Boat with a 23 foot beam. Outfitted with twin turbo Caterpillars and the latest in fish finding and navigational electronics and an experienced crew, all designed with fishing comfort in mind. Breakfast will be served on deck at 7 a.m. Lunch, snacks, water, and drinks are all included in the price. Weather permitting, the upper deck will feature a live band.
The golf outing will be held at the popular Port Jefferson Country Club, with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. Registration and lunch will be served starting at 11 a.m. Please join the members of the Bar and Judiciary for a memorable day of golf, followed by an awards dinner. Tournament prizes will be presented for men’s and women’s closest to the pin, low gross/low net scores and longest drive. So Save the Date Monday, August 11, 2014.
Summer CLE from the Academy
Opportunities to gain knowledge and CLE credits continue throughout July and August. Offerings include A Night at the Movies Ethics Roundtable (7/16); Effective Use of IRA Trusts (7/15); 1404 Exams (7/24); and a five-seminar Summer Series for Suffolk Litigators (starts July 23). Click here for further information