Pro Bono Resource Center of Maryland
 

FORECLOSURE TRAINING FOR PRO BONO ATTORNEYS

About the Foreclosure Prevention Pro Bono Project | Foreclosure Solutions Workshops  Homeowner Resources

Basic Training | Advanced Training: Mediation | Advanced Training: HAMPAdvanced Training: Litigation | Tax Sale Training Information

Each of the below training classes offered by the Pro Bono Resource Center of Maryland and Civil Justice, Inc., as part of Maryland’s Foreclosure Prevention Pro Bono Project, is FREE in exchange for a pro bono commitment.  Specifically, for each class taken, volunteer attorneys are asked to provide two homeowners pro bono representation in their foreclosure cases and/or provide pro bono representation to one homeowner and volunteer at one foreclosure solutions workshop where homeowners receive free legal advice.  Volunteering for workshops is a good way to gain practical experience prior to taking a foreclosure case because new volunteers are paired with experienced volunteers and mentors are available at all workshops.

Case support, mentoring and malpractice insurance are available to attorneys who provide pro bono assistance to Maryland homeowners in distress through the Foreclosure Prevention Pro Bono Project. 

For more information about the Foreclosure Prevention Pro Bono Project or any of the below training programs, contact Margaret Henn, Esq., Foreclosure Prevention Project Manager, at 443-703-3050800-396-1274 ext. 3050 or  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

BASIC TRAINING CLASS: WEBCAST

Foreclosure Prevention Basics:  What You Need to Know to Assist Struggling Homeowners

Offered on November 13, 2013

 

All attorneys who are interested in providing pro bono legal services to homeowners through Maryland’s Foreclosure Prevention Pro Bono Project must take our basic training class, and must be in good standing and licensed to practice law in Maryland. As detailed in the below list of training topics, this class will cover the basics of foreclosure defense, as well as Maryland’s foreclosure mediation law.

This training class is open to volunteers who are new to the Foreclosure Project as well as existing Foreclosure Project volunteers who would like to take an updated training course. Available via webcast, attorneys are able to view the training on-line at a time and place convenient for them.

TRAINING TOPICS INCLUDE:

  • The basics of mortgage lending and loan servicing;
  • An overview of the foreclosure process;
  • Counseling the foreclosure client & the role of the attorney;
  • Representing a homeowner at foreclosure mediation;
  • Loss mitigation options and loan modification;
  • Post Mediation Options; and
  • Post-sale issues.
 
To register for the basic training webcast, please complete the Basic Training Registration Form All registration forms should be returned to PBRC by mail, fax or email:
 

 

If you are not contacted by PBRC within 5 business days of submission, please contact us to confirm receipt of your registration form.

 

 

ADVANCED TRAINING CLASS: MEDIATION WEBCAST

A Practical Guide to Representing Homeowners at Foreclosure Mediation

Offered on November 2, 2012

Once you have taken a basic training class, you are eligible to take this advanced training class provided you remain in good standing and licensed to practice law in Maryland. As described above, this class is available for free in exchange for your additional pro bono commitment. Again, volunteer attorneys are asked to provide two homeowners pro bono representation in their foreclosure cases and/or provide pro bono representation to one homeowner and volunteer at one foreclosure solutions workshop where homeowners receive free legal advice.

As detailed in the below list of training topics, this class will cover the Maryland foreclosure mediation process and tips and strategies for achieving positive outcomes.

TRAINING TOPICS INCLUDE:

  • Overview of the pre-file and post-file mediation processes
  • Common issues including document exchange, continuances, and post-mediation relief
  • Insights and tips from an experienced foreclosure defense attorney
 
To register for this advanced training webcast, please complete the Advanced Training Registration Form.  All registration forms should be returned to PBRC by mail, fax or email:

 

Pro Bono Resource Center of Maryland
520 W. Fayette Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
fax: 410-385-2616

 

If you are not contacted by PBRC within 5 business days of submission, please contact us to confirm receipt of your registration form.

 

ADVANCED TRAINING CLASS WEBCAST: HAMP

Updates to the Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP)

Offered on April 18, 2013

HAMP has undergone significant changes since it was first introduced in 2009.  In this advanced training we will share updates about the program and cover other recent developments.  You do not want to miss this training!

This training program is designed for existing Foreclosure Project volunteers who have already taken the Project’s basic training course.  You will receive this training for free in exchange for an additional pro bono commitment.  Participating attorneys will have access to malpractice insurance and mentor assistance.

TRAINING TOPICS INCLUDE:

  • Review of loss mitigation options
  • HAMP Tier 2
  • Changes in loss mitigation options for Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and FHA loans
  • Tax treatment of HAMP principal reduction and transfer of servicing
  • Overview of Attorney General Settlement provided by a representative from DLLR

To register for this advanced training webcast, please complete the Advanced Training Registration Form. All registration forms should be returned to PBRC by mail, fax or email:

Pro Bono Resource Center of Maryland
520 W. Fayette Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
fax: 410-385-2616
 
 
If you are not contacted by PBRC within 5 business days of submission, please contact us to confirm receipt of your registration form.

 

 

 

ADVANCED TRAINING CLASS WEBCAST: LITIGATION

Maryland Foreclosure Mediation and Mortgage Fraud Prevention Act

Offered on March 9, 2012

Once you have taken a basic training class, you are eligible to take this advanced training class provided you remain in good standing and licensed to practice law in Maryland. As described above, this class is available for free in exchange for your additional pro bono commitment. Again, volunteer attorneys are asked to provide two homeowners pro bono representation in their foreclosure cases and/or provide pro bono representation to one homeowner and volunteer at one foreclosure solutions workshop where homeowners receive free legal advice.

As detailed in the below list of training topics, this class provides in-depth instruction on litigating servicer claims. Available via webcast, attorneys are able to view the training on-line at a time and place convenient for them.

 

TRAINING TOPICS INCLUDE:

  • Maryland’s foreclosure process;
  • Foreclosure mediation: what it is and how it works;
  • Litigating mortgage servicing claims under the Maryland Mortgage Fraud Prevention Act; and
  • Review of sample pleadings, discovery, motions, and attorney fees.

To register for this advanced training webcast, please complete the Advanced Training Registration Form. All registration forms should be returned to PBRC by mail, fax or email:

Pro Bono Resource Center of Maryland
520 W. Fayette Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
fax: 410-385-2616
 
 
If you are not contacted by PBRC within 5 business days of submission, please contact us to confirm receipt of your registration form.

 

 
 
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