Metropolitan News-Enterprise


Thursday, April 16, 2009


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Barristers Seeking Volunteers for Law Day Counseling


By a MetNews Staff Writer


The Los Angeles County Bar Association Barristers are seeking volunteers to counsel homeowners facing foreclosure at one-day clinics to be held May 2.

The organization said yesterday it has partnered with the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles, Neighborhood Legal Services, Public Counsel  and Bet Tzedek to provide the clinic, at which attorney volunteers “will assist homeowners in evaluating their loan documents to see if they qualify for the newly available loan modifications or if other forms of relief are available.”

No experience is necessary, the group said, because all volunteers will be trained at one of three sessions that have been scheduled beginning Monday.

The program will take May 2 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at two separate locations, one in the San Fernando Valley and one in Southeast Los Angeles.  The exact locations will be announced in the near future, the Barristers said.

The first training opportunity will take place next Monday from 6 to 9 p.m. at McDermott Will & Emery’s Century City office. The other trainings will take place April 25 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Neighborhood Legal Services in Pacoima, and April 30 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the County Bar’s downtown office.

The Barristers said attorneys wishing to register for training and for the clinic should call LACBA Member Services at (213) 896-6560, while those seeking more specific information should call Jen Flory of the Western Center on Law & Poverty at (213) 235-2634.


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