Last week, the Law Library hosted its first Foreclosure Clinic. One person was able to talk to an attorney about her foreclosure matter, including asking general questions about foreclosure and receiving information and advice about court papers and documents that she had received about her foreclosure. Thank you, Lonni Kyhos Summer, Phil Dales and the Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service (MVLS) for providing this much-needed service to Maryland’s self-represented litigants.
The next clinic date is scheduled for August 12, 2015 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Individuals are served on a first-come, first-served basis. Consultations are usually last twenty minutes. Please sign up, in-person, at the Law Library’s main service desk on August 12, 2015.
We recommend that you prepare for your meeting with the attorney. Here are a few suggestions.
- Bring all your paperwork or other information related to the foreclosure.
- Write a list of specific questions.Organize your paperwork from most recent on top to oldest on bottom.
- Write a list of specific questions.
- Prepare a timeline of your matter, including any deadlines.
- Civil Justice – Civil Justice provides Marylanders with foreclosure assistance. Check out their website or call them at 410-706-0174 for more information.
- Foreclosure Mediation Brief Advice Project – This is a free clinic open to homeowners facing foreclosure without legal representation. For information about the Foreclosure Mediation Brief Advice project, check out our blog post from earlier this year.
- Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service (MVLS) – MVLS may be able to represent you in your foreclosure matter. Call MVLS at 410-547-6537 for more information.
- You can find a list of additional assistance resources at the People’s Law Library.