29 Oct Connecticut Court creates Committee on Foreclosures
In response to the dramatic monthly increase in foreclosures in Connecticut, Chief Justice Chase T. Rogers announced a Bench-Bar Foreclosure Committee to review current practices and practices in the courts regarding foreclosure cases, and make recommendations for improvement. According to a story by the AssociaIed Press, inner city neighborhoods have suffered the greatest reaching increases of 450% to 547% in the first six months of this year.
The purpose of the committee is to promote cooperation between the bench and the bar in foreclosure cases. The first meeting of the committee was held on Oct. 25, 2007 at the Supreme Court in Hartford. Meeting are open to the public. The Honorable Douglas C. Mintz, Administrative Judge for the Danbury Judicial District chairs the committee. Committee members include judges, attorneys and Judicial Branch employees and include Attorney Eugene S. Melchionne, a member of the Bankruptcy Law Network.