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October 20, 2010

STATEMENT FROM STATE BAR ASSOCIATION PRESIDENT STEPHEN P. YOUNGER

Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman's Mortgage Foreclosure Filing Requirement

New York State Bar Association President Stephen P. Younger of New York (Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP) today issued the following statement in response to Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman's attorney filing requirement in residential foreclosure cases:

 "The Chief Judge has taken swift steps to address a nationwide problem in foreclosure actions. The New York State Bar Association applauds any effort to preserve and maintain the integrity of the foreclosure process. In order to inform and educate our members about this new requirement, we are making the affirmation form available on our website at www.nysba.org/foreclosureaffirmation."

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