MAAPL Announces Attorneys’ Conference on Saturday, February 27

At the request of Massachusetts practitioners, MAAPL is organizing a foreclosure defense lawyers’ conference on Saturday, February 27th from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm. Law students are welcome to attend.

The conference will be held at the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice at Harvard Law School, 1557 Massachusetts Ave., Lewis Hall, Cambridge, MA 02138. Registration costs $100, student discount available.

The conference begins with registration and continental breakfast from 8:30 to 10:00 am, followed by a program of five presentations and discussions on various aspects of Massachusetts foreclosure law.

10:00 am – Anglo-American Land Law: Using it to Simplify Massachusetts Foreclosure Cases

11:00 am – S2015/Chapter 141 of the Laws of 2015: “An Act (not) clearing title to foreclosed properties”

Noon – 1:00 pm Lunch

1:00-1:30 pm – How to Streamline Case Intake–at No Cost to You

1:30 – 3:00 pm – Group discussions on various topics determined by the attendees.

3:00 pm – Conference ends

Following the conference, you  are invited to adjourn to John Harvard’s Brew House in Harvard Square for a Happy Hour at 3:00 pm. All are welcome, whether you attend the conference or not. The Happy Hour is hosted by Adam Sherwin, Esq. and Brian Wasser, Esq.

Please contact Sarah McKee at smckee@post.harvard.edu as soon as possible if you plan to attend the conference.

About MAAPL

The Mass. Alliance Against Predatory Lending (MAAPL) is a coalition of over 60 housing counseling agencies, legal services groups, social service agencies, and community-based social action groups that have joined together to address the foreclosure crisis in Massachusetts.

MAAPL collects and distributes timely information on the foreclosure crisis and its effects to the public and to its member groups, drafts and supports legislation that provides important protections to homeowners and tenants facing foreclosure and eviction, documents the impact of the foreclosure crisis on local communities, networks with related organizations throughout the Commonwealth, and provides tools and information to help people navigate the legal system and advocate on their own behalf more effectively when challenging a foreclosure or eviction in court

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