I am very excited to have joined Legal Aid’s Consumer Law Unit as an Equal Justice Works Fellow last month. My project, which is sponsored by Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, LLP, focuses on providing assistance to low-income homeowners facing foreclosure in the District of Columbia.
My project comes at a very opportune time. In March 2014, new procedures were implemented affecting homeowners who have been sued for foreclosure in D.C. Superior Court. Specifically, early mediation was added as an initial step in judicial foreclosure cases, offering homeowners the chance to sit down with their lenders and discuss the possibility of loan modifications or other alternatives to foreclosure. Read more →