Jennifer Klein Joseph

  • Hosted by Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia
  • Sponsored by Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
  • Service location Washington, District of Columbia
  • Law school Georgetown University Law Center
  • Issue area Housing/Homelessness
  • Fellowship class year 2014
  • Program Design-Your-Own Fellowship

The Project

Jenny provided legal assistance to low-income homeowners facing foreclosure through direct representation, systemic advocacy, and outreach relating to the recently developed early mediation process in judicial foreclosure cases.

Fellowship Highlights

In the past two years, Jenny has:

  • Preserved homeownership for many low-income D.C. residents through the early mediation process
  • Provided advice and temporary representation to homeowners at the courthouse seeking guidance before making critical decisions in their judicial foreclosure cases
  • Presented to hundreds of prospective homeowners on foreclosure prevention strategies
  • Created materials for both pro se litigants and practitioners to help them understand and navigate the new foreclosure process in D.C.

What’s Next

Now that the Fellowship is complete, Jenny plans to:

  • Continue her representation of District homeowners facing foreclosure as a staff attorney at Legal Aid
  • Push for changes to D.C.’s HomeSaver Program to ensure that the program best serves the needs of District homeowners in danger of foreclosure
  • Continue advocacy efforts in support of legislation that would require condominium associations to offer mediation before foreclosing on a unit owner

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Andrew Neuhauser

Host: Advocates for Basic Legal Equality, Inc.

Sponsor: Ohio Access to Justice Foundation

Sara Simon Tompkins

Host: National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty

Sponsor: Individual Donors, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

Vallen Solomon

Host: King County Bar Association's Housing Justice Project

Sponsor: Costco Wholesale, The Raikes Foundation

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Michael Deemer

Host: Ohio State Legal Services Association

Sponsor: Ohio Access to Justice Foundation