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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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Court of Appeals Judge Jenny Rivera

On Monday, October 26, 2015 Court of Appeals Judge Jenny Rivera has graciously accepted our invitation to visit Suffolk County and to join the members of the SCBA at Association headquarter to speak on the transition from advocate, legal educator and scholar to Judge.  Space is limited and pre-registration is request.  Click here for flyer

Pro Bono Recognition Night, Thursday, October 26, 2015

Pro Bono Recognition Night - Thursday, October 29, 2015 at Capt. Bill's Restaurant in Bay Shore, NY.  This is a very evening whre we publicly pay tribute t the extraordinary dedication of attorney volunteers who do the public good.  Click here for flyer

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