Saturday, September 3, 2011

Law School Clinic Scores 3-Year, State AG Grant To Fund Unit Defending Homeowners Facing Wrongful Foreclosure, Victims Of Mortgage Fraud

From Arizona State University School of Law:

  • Distressed homeowners have a new advocate in their corner as the Homeowner Advocacy Unit in the Civil Justice Clinic at ASU's Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law opens its doors this month.

  • In response to the foreclosure crisis, student attorneys enrolled in the new program will start working with clients who have been victims of mortgage fraud or are facing a wrongful foreclosure. The unit is made possible through a three-year grant from the Arizona Attorney General’s Office.

  • This is an excellent opportunity for the law school to provide a valuable public service while training up to 90 new attorneys over the next three years in the skills needed to become effective advocates on behalf of distressed homeowners,” said Douglas Sylvester, interim dean of the college.

  • We are grateful to the Attorney General’s Office for funding this project. It comes at a time when the community is in desperate need of professionals with training in the complex legal and social issues created by the mortgage crisis."

For more, see Distressed homeowners to receive assistance from ASU law school.

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