Foreclosure Prevention Forum at NCCU

Homeowners in North Carolina facing foreclosure can receive free legal advice at a public forum, “Community Education Day: What to do When Facing Mortgage Issues,” on Saturday, March 26, at 10 a.m. in the Turner Law Building on the campus of North Carolina Central University. The event is free and open to the public and is part of the NCCU School of Law Foreclosure Prevention Project in partnership with Legal Aid of North Carolina.

“This event is for people who are facing foreclosure, who have questions about their mortgage or are seeking information about loan modification programs,” said Timothy Peterkin, legal writing professor and director of the NCCU Foreclosure Prevention Project. “We are excited to have the opportunity to serve North Carolina’s citizens in this manner. NCCU Law has students working to prevent foreclosure through a hands-on approach.”

The forum will offer individual meetings with foreclosure defense attorneys, information sessions on foreclosure prevention, explanations of government programs that assist homeowners in foreclosure and various foreclosure prevention strategies. Attendees should bring all foreclosure and loan documents to assist the attorneys reviewing cases.

Appointments are encouraged but not required. To schedule an appointment with an attorney or to attend the forum, call (919) 530-6079.

The North Carolina Central University School of Law is home to an award-winning, nationally ranked clinical legal education program. The clinic operates from a model law office that provides a professional atmosphere for clients. As one of the most comprehensive programs in the Southeast, the legal clinic offers law students a clinical experience that suits their professional goals. Professors supervise the live-client clinics and also teach the skills courses that are critical to advocacy. Eleven clinics are offered: Dispute Resolution, Civil Litigation, Criminal Defense, Criminal Prosecution, Domestic Violence, Family Law, Juvenile Law, Pro Bono, Small Business, Street Law and Veterans Law.