Mortgage Crime Investigators and Advocates

 The following claim to be investigating or advocating for homeowners targeted by Mortgage Fraud.

 

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The National Coalition for a Civil Right to Counsel is committed to ensuring meaningful access to the courts for all. We work to expand recognition and implementation of a right to counsel in civil cases involving basic human needs.

QUOTES FROM CIVIL RIGHT TO COUNSEL

"Civil matters can lead to people losing their homes, their families, being confined in a mental institution or being thrown out of the country." - Walter Mondale, former Vice President" 

Criminal convictions may put one behind bars of steel, but losing a basic human need in a civil case can put one behind equally unbreakable bars of poverty and despair." - Michael S. Greco, past President, American Bar Association.

"There is no judge on this Court that believes in his or her heart or mind that justice is equal between the poor and the rich." - Judge Cathell, Court of Appeals of Maryland, in Frase v Barnhart 

"Not only does the basic right guaranteed for criminal defendants in Gideon five decades ago remain not yet fully realized, it is also outrageous that there remains no guaranteed right to counsel in the civil context." - U.S. Senator Tom Harkin" 

"Civil gideon is not an abstract term. Rather, it involves real human beings who desperately need legal help to protect their rights and their liberties, so that they too can be part of the American Dream." - Jonathan Lippman, Chief Judge of the State of New York" 

"A defendant's right to counsel should not depend on whether a proceeding is labeled 'criminal' or 'civil' where the defendants liberty or other substantial rights are at stake." - John Gross, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers" 

 

Since becoming New York’s Attorney General in 2011, I have made it a top priority of my administration to hold accountable those whose misconduct led to the collapse of the housing market--and to provide significant relief to homeowners who are struggling to get by.

If you are visiting this site, you, or someone you may know, may be behind in mortgage payments and at risk of losing a home. I’m aware how difficult and stressful this difficult situation may be. But there’s help—and it’s free.

The Attorney General’s Homeowner Protection Program (HOPP) can help you save your home. Alongside our partners in the community, we are working with homeowners to help understand their finances, connect them to free legal services, and even speak to the bank on their behalf. All this help is available in many languages, and it doesn’t cost money.

The CFPB wants you to blow the whistle on lawbreakers


 

 

 

The Predatory Lending Experts

US Legal Advisors are dedicated to assisting homeowners recover from the wrongs perpetrated against them by predatory lenders. We are dedicated to assisting homeowners to maintaining their status of homeownership. We are dedicated to the concept of keeping homeowners in their homes and keeping them out of foreclosure.

 


 

SOUTHEAST TENNESSEE LEGAL SERVICES
29 Patten Parkway
Chattanooga, TN 37402

Phone: 423-756-0128
Toll Free: 800-836-0128 (outside Chattanooga)
Fax: 423-756-0181

To contact us by electronic mail:

Legal questions:  
aswafford@selegal.org
http://www.setnlegalservices.org/

 

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Providing Free Legal Assistance for People

Living in Poverty in Chicago & Suburban Cook County 

The American legal system is complex for anyone. But for someone who is living in poverty and unable to hire an attorney, our legal system is downright intimidating. For over 40 years LAF has provided people living in poverty in metropolitan Chicago with free professional legal services.  LAF makes equal justice a reality, impacting the lives of over 40,000 of the most vulnerable members of our community.