Pro Bono News

Volunteers Needed for Philadelphia Foreclosure REscue Effort (FREE)

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

  • Philadelphia VIP
  • Source: Pennsylvania

The Philadelphia Foreclosure REscue Effort (FREE) is an initiative of Philadelphia VIP, with the support of President Judge C. Darnell Jones and Judge Annette Rizzo, Community Legal Services, Philadelphia Legal Assistance, and the Philadelphia Bar Association that is designed to offer pro bono attorney assistance to low-income homeowners facing foreclosure at conciliation conferences where homeowners have the opportunity to negotiate to save their homes.

To be effective, Philadelphia FREE needs as many pro bono attorneys as possible. With representation, homeowners who cannot afford legal services have the opportunity to work out an affordable loan modification or payment arrangement. Transactional attorneys are encouraged to participate!

A training is being offered on July 14, 2008 to provide volunteers with the information they need to represent clients in need. This training will be 2.5 hours with an optional hour on mortgage foreclosure litigation. Breakfast will be provided and participants may receive two substantive CLE credits by volunteering on a minimum of two occasions after completing training.

Click here for more information on how to register for the program.