Every attorney and advocate should be gearing up to actively and effectively participate in the foreclosure mediation programs that are being implemented in circuit court across the state. Active participation requires that all the players know the rules under which mediations will be conducted. Effective participation will require the defense practitioner to know how to use the new rules and process to the client’s advantage. The Supreme Court’s Model Order is found below and is required reading for every practitioner
More importantly click on the work flow chart that is attached below. I recognize that it is hard to read here, but trust me when I say that it’s worth your time to click on the image to see just exactly what the elements are in a foreclosure mediation. This chart was developed by my friend and colleague David Acosta at Case Clarity. I strongly encourage every practitioner and advocate to become intimately familiar with the attached work flow because
If you do not understand each element of the chart below, your clients will suffer
VERY IMPORTANT, CLICK ON THIS IMAGE BELOW TO ENLARGE
(I PROMISE, IT IS WORTH YOUR EFFORT!)
The complexity of this chart illustrates a much larger issue and that is if we the members of the ethical and responsible foreclosure bar do not aggressively participate in this foreclosure mediation process, we’re going to be left behind as courts succumb to the pressures of the foreclosure mills, the Florida Legislature and to the lending industry who have already steamrolled over government and industries at the national level. Given the immense pressures the foreclosure crisis is causing across the country and especially in this state, it really is a testament to their integrity when our independent and committed judges stand up and provide real victories in the fight to ensure that individuals rights in foreclosure cases are being upheld and respected. We need to continue to support these judges and continue to provide all judges with real facts and critical information they need to
Ensure Foreclosure Courtrooms Exhibit The Highest Ethical And Procedural Standards Owed to All Consumers
A DETAILED EXAMINATION OF THE FORECLOSURE MEDIATION WORKFLOW WILL BE PRESENTED AT OUR FORECLOSURE WAR ROOM ON JUNE 24TH AT 5:00 PM IN BOCA…BE THERE!