Thursday, May. 31, 2007
AG Coakley calls on attorneys to support foreclosure legal assistance effort
Free training sessions for prospective foreclosure defense volunteers on June 20, 21
Attorney General Martha Coakley has made it a priority to address the statewide crisis of home foreclosures. Although the effort is still in the planning stages, the attorney general and other state officials anticipate working with the Massachusetts Bar Association and other partners across the commonwealth in launching a hotline for indigent homeowners facing foreclosure. The hotline will pair individual homeowners with a lawyer who can provide legal assistance.
The other partnering organizations are expected to include:
- Asian American Lawyers Association
- Berkshire County Bar Association
- Boston Bar Association
- Ensuring Stability through Action in our Community (ESAC)
- Greater Boston Legal Services
- Hale and Dorr Legal Services Center
- Hampden County Bar Association
- Hampshire County Bar Association
- Lawrence Neighborhood Legal Services
- Massachusetts Association of Hispanic Attorneys
- Massachusetts Black Lawyers Association
- National Consumer Law Center
- Volunteer Lawyers Project
- Worcester County Bar Association
All attorneys are encouraged to get involved and participate. Training sessions will be conducted by a nationally renowned group of educators and held at the Office of the Attorney General, 100 Cambridge St., Boston on Wednesday, June 20 and Thursday, June 21. Training is free for any attorney who agrees to handle at least one case.
For training and other information related to this effort, click here or contact BBA Director of Community Affairs Paul Dullea at (617) 778-1934.