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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 Meeting, Elections and Awards Recognition

Monday, May 2, the 2016 Annual Meeting will be held at Bar Headquarters starting at 6 pm.  Included in the business to be transacted is the vote on a Bylaws amendment to Article X Judicial Screening Committee. The SCBA leadership wishies to express their continued appreciation to those members who serve on committees, the Board of Directors and the Academy of Law.  Their contributions to the the legal profession and the community have earned them the admiration, respect and affection of the Bench and Bar seldom equaled.  We will also be celebrating and paying tribue to the membrers who have served the legal profession for fifty and sixty years.  Click here for flyer.  


Attorneys Needed for Pro Bono Veterans Event

The SCBA Pro Bono Foundation's Pro Bono Project is sponsoring Volunteers for Vets event on May 10, 2016 at the SCBA Headquarters from l:00 to 4:00 P.M  in the Great Hall.  We are reaching out to attorney volunteers to help with free consulations for our veterans.  If you can volunteer for a shift, it would be greatly appreciated.  The areas of greatest need are listed below, but even if these areas are not among your expertise, we will find a way for you to help!  The most common requests for services are in the areas of Family Law, VA benefits, consumer debt, DMV-related issues, criminal, housing (evications and foreclosures), health care and disability benefits.  Please call (631) 234-5511 and volunteer today! Let us do our part to serve those who have served, along with their families.  Click here for flyer

 


Million Dollar Quartet

On Thursday, June 16, 2016, the SCBA's Charity Foundation will host a fund raiser event at the Gateway Playhouse in Bellport, NY with dinner and play for $100.00/person.  The presentation is Million Dollar Quartet, a smash-hit musical inspired by the famed recording session that brought together icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins for the first and only time.  The thrilling musical brings you inside the recording studio with four major talents who came together as a red-hot rock 'n'roll band for one unforgettable night.  Don't miss this event.  Click here for flyer


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