FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - June 30, 2008
CONTACT: Janet Eveleth, MSBA (410) 685-7878
   



 

STATE BAR OFFERS FREE FORECLOSURE LEGAL GUIDE
AS PUBLIC SERVICE

           With 25,000 foreclosures expected in Maryland this year, and one in every 200 homes now in some stage of a foreclosure proceeding, many families across the state face losing their homes. To help these thousands of people, especially in light of new state foreclosure laws, the Maryland State Bar Association (MSBA) has just released a newly revised foreclosure proceeding legal information guide and is giving it away free to Maryland consumers as a public service.

          MSBA’s Foreclosing Proceedings in Maryland public awareness brochure offers assistance to consumers facing or fearing a foreclosure. This free pamphlet provides legal information to help the public better understand the new foreclosure law, effect April 4, 2008, which offers new protections for homeowners. It explains the new law in basic terms and outlines the steps of the revised foreclosure process, including new notice requirements and extended time periods for foreclosure sales, so consumers know what to expect when facing a foreclosure situation.
  
           Foreclosing Proceedings in Maryland is one in the series of 24 legal information guides offered by MSBA’s Public Awareness Committee, http://www.msba.org/departments/commpubl/publications/brochures/index.htm .  These pamphlets present legal information on 24 timely legal topics in a basic and understandable way to help educate the public about the law.  MSBA gives these brochures away as a public service.   

        Foreclosing Proceedings in Maryland is available online at http://www.msba.org/departments/commpubl/publications/brochures/foreclosure.htm, or in print; to obtain print copies of the brochure contact Jason Zeisloft, Communications Assistant, jzeisloft@msba.org or call (410) 685-7878 x 3028.

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