Homeowners in Las Vegas Nevada who need free legal advice or other assistance to help avoid or stop a foreclosure now have a new service available to them. Various attorneys have partnered together to offer people free legal advice.
An organization known as The Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada will be selecting qualified borrowers and homeowners to be matched with a pro bono lawyer. The attorney will represent them for free and help them through the foreclosure process. Borrowers will get advice and information on how the process works, what to expect, and the lawyers can even work directly with their mortgage servicer in order to negotiate some type of payment plan or loan modification.
To learn more or apply, you can stop by The Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada as they offer a free foreclosure mediation program and other assistance in classes that are held every Thursday night at 5:30 at the Boyd School of Law at UNLV. Or you can call them at the phone number below to learn more, or to get information on other classes or workshops.
Unfortunately thousands of families find themselves behind on their mortgage, or maybe upside down on their home, and in general may be in dire financial circumstances. Some of the resources available are not well known, and oftentimes people have no idea where to turn or where to go for help. The Legal Aid Center is trying to change that. They are offering borrowers a legal lifeline and the hope of retaining their home at an affordable interest rate and payment amount. The legal and foreclosure assistance programs are free. Or find an extensive list of other mortgage and foreclosure assistance programs from these centers.
In addition, the Legal Aid Center also offers a training program for lawyers who are interested in volunteering their time to the community but who may not necessarily specialize in foreclosure law. These training programs take place at the William S. Boyd School of Law, and you can get the date of the next session by calling Legal Aid.
While the program is still ramping up, they already have over 25 attorneys who have offered their services to this effort for free and no cost to the homeowner, according to the director of the Pro Bono Project at Legal Aid Center. However, more funding and people donating time can always be used, as given the magnitude of the foreclosure crisis facing Nevada and Vegas, many more volunteers and lawyers are needed. They encourage additional members of our legal community to help us answer this call and help their city.
Homeowners who wish to explore their options, or who want to attend the classes and get free advice can sign up by calling the Legal Aid Center 386-1070 ext. 155.
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