N.J. Superior Court Program on Foreclosure Laws Open to Public on March 16 at Stockton

For Immediate Release

Contact:         Maryjane Briant
                        News and Media Relations Director
                        Galloway, N.J. 08205
                        (609) 652-4593

Galloway, N.J. - Residents who want to know more about the laws surrounding foreclosure and what happens after someone has received a notice of foreclosure are invited to a panel discussion at Stockton University on Thursday, March 16 at 3 p.m.

Current panelists include Mitchell Moskovitz, senior attorney from Legal Services of New Jersey, Atlantic County Sheriff Frank Balles, Irene Komandis and Kathryn Shubel from the Superior Court Clerk’s Office in Trenton-Foreclosure, and George Coan from the Civil Division of Superior Court.

The event, sponsored by the Stockton Center for Community Engagement (SCCE) in conjunction with the Superior Court of New Jersey – local and state office, will be held in Room L-112 on the Galloway campus, 101 Vera King Farris Drive.

The free program is expected to draw 100 community members and will include a question-and-answer session. The lecture will be videotaped and shown at other community events around the state, in an effort to help others learn the process from the time a family receives a notice of foreclosure to the conclusion of the case.

Atlantic County home and business owners have been especially hard hit by the economic downturn and casino closings. In 2016 and 2015, the county led the nation in foreclosure filings. The state as a whole topped the foreclosures list in 2016. RealtyTrac says the foreclosure rate is one in every 484 properties in Atlantic County this year.

According to Merydawilda Colón, executive director of the SCCE, “It is urgent to make accurate information accessible to all. The Stockton Center for Community Engagement is committed to reaching the most affected populations in South Jersey. It is our hope that the videotape of this event will be broadcast in the most effective outlets.”

For more information about Stockton Center for Community Engagement, visit stockton.edu/scce.