Miami foreclosure defense attorney Bruce Jacobs has again been asked to lead training classes for lawyers who are helping homeowners defend against foreclosures.
In February, Mr. Jacobs will teach dozens of lawyers the tactics to use to defeat banks and help people keep their home despite facing a foreclosure in Miami.
Advocacy group LawReviewCle is a nationally recognized program that provides continuing legal education for lawyers.
According to Florida Bar rules, attorneys must take classes in their field of practice several times a year to stay up-to-date on new trends, changes in law or in the rules of procedure, and other updates to their practice. On Feb. 28, 2012, in Fort Lauderdale, Mr. Jacobs will be leading a session for other lawyers.
In fact, Mr. Jacobs is the only speaker at this half-day conference. He will teach lawyers from Florida and other states about the foreclosure process and what a good lawyer can do to help his or her clients who are facing foreclosure and the prospect of losing their house.
These are the key topics that will be discussed:
- Statistics on foreclosures
- Why lenders aren't willing to modify a homeowner's loan
- Mortgage security and how that affects a foreclosure
- Federal programs and other agreements that may help a homeowner
- Litigation strategies to defend a foreclosure action
- Federal lending laws and foreclosure case laws
- Alternatives to foreclosures
- The advantage and disadvantage of bankruptcy as it relates to foreclosure
- Ethical rules and communication with the client
Mr. Jacobs is a former prosecutor in Miami, handling complex cases such as violent crimes and economic crimes, among others. He worked at Camner, Lipsitz and Poller, P.A. in Coral Gables handling commercial disputes and representing large lenders in foreclosure cases.
After having handled more than 50 trials and gaining an insight into the lending industry, Mr. Jacobs has used that experience to help homeowners who are being victimized by the system. He has used that knowledge to help clients and now will be spreading that knowledge even farther by teaching other lawyers who can spread the word.
Mr. Jacobs is a member of Max Gardner's Army, a group of attorneys nationwide that shares cutting-edge tactics and information about foreclosures in real time. The lawyers discuss foreclosure tactics to help their clients avoid foreclosure, defend foreclosure and seek alternatives to foreclosure.
The continuing legal education class will be designed to allow lawyers to ask questions of Mr. Jacobs so he can share the information he has learned from years of experience of being a leading foreclosure defense lawyer in Miami.
The banks are always using new tactics and sometimes old tactics and, as we have reported on our Miami Foreclosure Lawyer Blog, some tactics that are unethical and illegal. It is important for foreclosure defense lawyers to know what the banks will be trying to do and how to use their actions against them.
If you're battling foreclosure in Miami or the surrounding areas, contact Jacobs Keeley for a confidential appointment to discuss your rights. Call (305) 358-7991.
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