On Thursday, December 12, the Suffolk Academy of Law, in conjunction with Nassau/Suffolk Law Services and SCBA Pro Bono Foundation, will present a free, three-credit foreclosure training intended to help volunteer attorneys help those they serve. The program runs from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m., with complimentary lunch from 12:30.
The program is mandatory for attorneys currently participating in the SCBA Foreclosure Settlement Project. Other lawyers may also attend the program at no cost and will be awarded MCLE credits if they agree to handle a foreclosure matter on a volunteer basis.
The program will cover among other things:
Invited presenters included experienced foreclosure lawyers Michael Wigutow, Barry Lites, Ray Lang, Eric Sackstein, and Glenn Warmuth. Barry Smolowitz, the program coordinator, will explain participation in the Association’s Settlement Project, and Nassau Suffolk Law Services’ Maria Dosso will be present to recruit new volunteers.
To register for the program, attorneys may call the Academy at 631 234-5588.
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On Tuesday, October 22, we join the National Pro Bono Celebration. Together with the Suffolk County Bar Association , and the Suffolk Pro Bono Foundation will recognize and honor our Pro Bono Volunteers at a luncheon in the Great Hall of the Suffolk County Bar Association starting at 12 noon. We welcome attorneys who are interested in the areas of bankruptcy, matrimonial and foreclosure. Please call Maria Dosso (631) 232-2400 Ext. 3369
The WE CARE Fund is the charitable arm of the Nassau County Bar Association which raises funds by the legal profession and community. The various events sponsored throughout the year by WE CARE raises these funds to be distributed through charitable grants to improve the quality of life for children, the elderly and others in need throughout Nassau County. Law Services is a grateful recipient of this support which enables us to continue our mission of access to justice.