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New Online Resources Will Help Prevent Debt Collection Abuse

  • Organization: Pro Bono Net
  • Author: Karin Romans at kromans@probono.net
  • Document Type: Brief/Motion Papers
  • Creation Date: Monday, April 01, 2013
  • Submitted: Monday, April 01, 2013
  • Attachment(s): HTM

Pro Bono Net and MFY Legal Services Use Technology to Address Consumer Debt Crisis. With a grant from the New York Community Trust, Pro Bono Net and MFY Legal Services, Inc. (MFY) are leveraging technology and legal expertise to help New Yorkers sued for consumer debt or harassed by collection agencies. While debt collection abuse is widespread, legal services organizations can help only a fraction of consumers in need. Pro Bono Net and MFY recently joined forces on a series of initiatives to address the consumer debt crisis.

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Pat Layden, a private practitioner in McAlester, Oklahoma, has volunteered many hours to promote equal access to justice in Oklahoma. He served Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma Inc. as Board member and past President of the Board and as a pro bono attorney. Pro Bono Net thanks Legal Aid Services of Oklahama (LASO) for sharing this inspiring volunteer story about his work on a hotly contested child custody case where a young mother, with a critically ill infant was involved in a custody battle over her one–year old daughter. LEARN MORE

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