As state politicians argue over budget cuts, innovative programs are often the first to go. Mediation is no exception.
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VP Joe Biden: Honoring a Solemn Duty to Provide Access to Justice by Supporting Foreclosure MediationHeather Scheiwe Kulp, November 22nd, 2010
On Friday, United States Vice President Joe Biden announced fresh support for foreclosure mediation programs.
The official plan flows from recent work of the Department of Justice’s Access to Justice Initiative, which focuses on increasing lower and middle class citizens’ ability to understand and effectively employ the law to protect their rights.
The recent debacle over H.R. 3808, the Interstate Recognition of Notarizations Act (IRNA), should raise major questions for the foreclosure mediation community. The bill posed questions not only about the role of documents and authentication within the mediation context, but some questioned whether the mediation programs should continue at all, as banks around the country halted foreclosures.