The Illinois Supreme Court has implemented new mortgage foreclosure rules that took effect on May 1. Most rules apply to all cases that had not received judgments as of that date, regardless of when they were filed. 

Our June 26 webinar provided an overview of the new rules. For example, before seeking a foreclosure judgment against a borrower who has appeared in court or filed documents in the case, a lender will have to file an affidavit with the court showing the types of loan modification or other programs available for an individual borrower, what steps were taken to offer that help and the status of those outreach efforts.

Video of the webinar is available from IllinoisLegalAdvocate.org here: http://www.illinoislegaladvocate.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.dsp_content&contentID=8755.

The webinar slides are posted at https://www.housingactionil.org/downloads/Supreme_Court_Rules_Training.pdf.

We did have a technical problem accessing some of the questions people typed in. Dan Lindsey typed up some responses available at: https://housingactionil.org/downloads/Rule114Q&A.pdf.

The webinar was co-sponsored by Illinois Legal Aid Online and the Legal Assistance Foundation of Chicago.

This is a repeat of the initial May 17 session for those who were not able to participate.