Day: March 22, 2012

From Annual Conference . . . to Major Litigation

At the 2010 Pro Bono Institute Annual Conference, we were pleased to highlight a then month-old, cutting-edge initiative of The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, the Loan Modification Scam Prevention Network (LMSPN).  Millions of distressed homeowners are vulnerable targets to devious and sometimes criminal third-party scammers and con artists.  Underwater homeowners, desperate to keep their homes, are at risk from so-called “loan modification specialists,” some of whom are the very people who previously peddled subprime loans.  They employ various scams with disastrous consequences for homeowners.  While waiting for the promised relief, homeowners not only lose their money but often

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