Law Clinics

Foreclosure Relief Clinic

With the advent of the 2009 mortgage crisis, housing security is now a widespread problem in Alabama. Many contributing factors, such as the real estate market, the incidence of subprime mortgages, and rising consumer debt, have resulted in an increased rate of foreclosure. The Alabama Attorney General’s office awarded the University of Alabama School of Law a two-year grant to fund the Foreclosure Relief Clinic – a clinic designed to meet the needs of consumers facing foreclosure. The Clinic can assist consumers defend against foreclosure, seek remedies and relief from foreclosure, apply for loan modifications, short sales or other remedies to avoid foreclosure and negotiate mortgage solutions. The service areas for the Clinic include: Bibb, Greene, Hale, Fayette, Lamar, Pickens, and Tuscaloosa Counties.

For those residents living in the service area, assistance is provided by contacting the Foreclosure Relief Clinic at 205-348-4960 and requesting an appointment.

Organization Name: Foreclosure Relief Clinic-The University of Alabama School of Law

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 870392, Tuscaloosa 35487-0392

Physical Address: The University of Alabama School of Law, 101 Paul Bryant Drive, Tuscaloosa 35401

Phone number: (205) 348-4960

Are you a non-profit? Yes

Do you accept donations? Yes, through the University of Alabama Law School Foundation

Are donations tax-deductible? Yes

Do you provide direct client services? Yes

Brief description of services provided: The Foreclosure Relief Clinic provides free legal assistance to individuals residing in West Alabama and is limited to issues related to mortgage foreclosure and resulting legal problems related to such foreclosures.

How do clients qualify for your services? By contacting the clinic at (205) 348-4960 or 1-800-452-9036.

Program description: The University of Alabama Foreclosure Relief Clinic provides legal advice, assistance, and representation to those facing foreclosure, and legal problems related to foreclosure. The Clinic is available to those living in Pickens, Hale, Bibb, Fayette, Lamar, Greene, or Tuscaloosa County. Through its students and attorneys, the clinic helps to identify and pursue steps to prevent, defend and respond to foreclosure issues.

Staff:
Hugh M. Lee, Director
Cynthia Almond, Supervising Attorney
Caryn Roseman, Staff Attorney
Kimberly Stewart, Administrative Assistant