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Vermont Legal Aid (VLA) is a non-profit law firm that provides legal advice and services to individuals and families throughout Vermont who are facing a civil legal problem that threatens their rights, shelter, job, health or well-being. VLA began serving clie... more.
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Grace Pazdan, Attorney
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Grace Pazdan - Attorney
The National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys is pleased to announce that the coveted Henry J. Sommer Scholarship for the 2016 Annual NACBA's Annual Convention (May 19-22, 2016, San Francisco, CA) has been awarded to Grace B. Pazdan, Consumer Rights Attorney with Vermont Legal Aid.
Ms. Pazdan was chosen from a vast field of accomplished consumer bankruptcy attorneys. NACBA Executive Director, Dan LaBert said, "We applaud Ms. Pazdan on her many impressive achievements and dedication to serving low-income, elderly and disabled consumers facing foreclosure and debt collection. Ms. Pazdan graduated summa cum laude from the American University Washington College of Law in 2006. During her law school years, She was a 2005 Equal Justice Foundation Summer Fellowship Recipient, the 2005 Choice USA Generation Award, Legal Rights Award Recipient and a recipient of the Montgomery County Women's Bar Foundation Scholarship along with being the President of the Woman's Law Association and Co-Director of Law Students for Choice. In 2008, she served for two years as the first Vermont Poverty Law Fellow, based at VLA where she drafted and advocated for legislation that resulted in Vermont enacting a mediation program for homeowners facing foreclosure. Currently, Ms. Pazdan is the only legal services attorney in the state of Vermont that provides free representation in bankruptcy court for low income Vermonters.
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Vermont Legal Aid attorney Grace Pazdan received the prestigious Henry J. Sommer Scholarship for the 2016 National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys (NACBA) Annual Convention to be held in San Francisco May 19-22, 2016.
Grace works in Vermont Legal Aid's Montpelier office, defending clients throughout Vermont against foreclosure and advocating for consumer rights. According to NACBA, Grace was selected from a large field of accomplished consumer bankruptcy attorneys to recognize her "achievements and dedication to serving low-income, elderly and disabled consumers facing foreclosure and debt collection." A 2006 summa cum laude graduate of American University Washington College of Law, Grace was selected in 2008 to serve as the first Vermont Poverty Law Fellow. During the two-year fellowship, which was based at VLA, she drafted and advocated for legislation that resulted in Vermont enacting a mediation program for homeowners facing foreclosure.
Vermont Attorney General joins $2.1 billion national settlement with Ocwen Financial | Vermont RealEstateRama
Grace Pazdan, a Staff Attorney at Vermont Legal Aid, observed that in her experience representing homeowners, Ocwen has had "one of the worst track records as far as servicing abuses," and she expressed the hope that the settlement "will instigate reforms at Ocwen that will bring much needed relief to Vermont families who are working to save their homes."