Lawyers Offered Free Foreclosure Prevention and Mitigation Training by Fairfax County

Dec. 5, 2008

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  • Lawyers and paralegals to get free training to help residents facing foreclosure.
  • Training part of Fairfax County’s overall foreclosure assistance initiative.
  • Sponsored by Fairfax County’s Office of Public Private Partnerships and Department of Housing and Community Development; Legal Services of Northern Virginia; and Northern Virginia Pro Bono Law Center of the Fairfax Bar Association.

More Information 

To stem the foreclosure crisis, Fairfax County is training lawyers and paralegals to help residents in danger of losing their homes.

The free training will be held on Dec. 10 from 2:30 to 8:00 p.m. at the Fairfax County Government Center, 12000 Government Center Parkway, Conference Room 4, Fairfax. To register, contact the Fairfax Bar Association by e-mail.

Once trained, these legal professionals will donate their time, on a volunteer or pro bono basis, to counsel clients facing foreclosure and assist them in exploring viable alternatives. The attendees will also earn 3.5 Mandatory Continuing Legal Education credits for attending this course.

This training is sponsored by the Fairfax County Office of Public Private Partnerships; Fairfax County Department of Housing and Community Development; Legal Services of Northern Virginia; and Northern Virginia Pro Bono Law Center of the Fairfax Bar Association.

The Office of Public Private Partnerships creates and develops public-private partnerships to stimulate positive change in the community and encourage civic involvement and responsibility. The office brings together representatives and resources from public and private sectors to address community issues impacting the quality of life in the county. This pooling of resources has an effectiveness which surpasses government or private institutions acting alone.

The legal training is part of Fairfax County’s overall effort to address the foreclosure crisis. In June 2008, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors authorized a three-pronged initiative to address foreclosures in the county. This initiative includes counseling to distressed homeowners; the Silver Lining Initiative; and neighborhood preservation efforts through the purchase of up to 10 abandoned and foreclosed properties by the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority.

For more information, contact Maichi Halley, Office of Public Private Partnerships, at 703-324-5491, TTY 711.


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