Court sets record number of foreclosure cases for trial

In an effort to reduce the number of foreclosure cases on the docket, the Duval County court recently set thousands of foreclosure cases for trial in the month of April.  Approximately 50 cases have been set every hour for two hours every morning.  Needless to say, this has kept the Consumer Law Clinic hopping since half of its cases are foreclosure cases.  Some of our cases have been set for trial and some have not.  For the cases that are going to trial unexpectedly, it is a great experience for the students to get some trial experience before the end of the semester.  This summer promises to be an action packed summer in the Consumer Law Clinic as well.  We have a full case load of foreclosure, debt collection, and bankruptcy cases.