In Valparaiso, Indiana, the Valparaiso University School of Law recently announced their Defending Foreclosures, Saving Homes law conference to be held on March 28, 2008.
- Conference participants will learn about the latest developments in foreclosure and bankruptcy, loss mitigation and mortgage servicer practices. Attorneys interested in representing homeowners will learn the nuts and bolts of the Indiana foreclosure process, explore effective claims and defenses available to homeowners, and learn how to present workout and loan modification proposals to mortgage servicers. Housing counselors will learn more about judicial foreclosure in Indiana and options available to homeowners at each stage of the process. Architects of the Indiana Foreclosure Prevention Network will be on hand to explain the IFPN initiatives—including the recently established hotline and referral network.
Among the topics to be covered, according to the conference brochure, are:
- Defending Foreclosures in State Court: Defenses and Counterclaims,
- Defending Foreclosures in Chapter 13, and
- Attorney Fee Claims and Handling Foreclosure Cases as a Private Attorney, which may be of interest to those civic minded attorneys interested both in representing homeowners facing foreclosure and picking up a few bucks in legal fees in the process (probably payable by the foreclosing mortgage lender and/or mortgage servicer who either broke the rules or otherwise screwed up).
For more, including a link to the conference brochure and schedule, see Defending Foreclosures, Saving Homes.