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September 22, 2010

Cheryl Jacobs, a lawyer of 25 years, was laid-off in job in 2008 and considered completely dropping the career. But she couldn't give up the cases she had picked up pro bono under the Philadelphia Residential Mortgage Foreclosure Diversion Program, a seminal mediation program where the lender and homeowner meet together before a home can be foreclosed on.

Jacobs has worked on nearly 50 foreclosure cases each of which can last several years with multiple court appearances. She has helped a sight-impaired victim of a predatory mortgage company survive the debt burden.

Despite working hard and not making much money, Jacobs loves helping people live happily in their homes.

Read the full story at Huffington Post.
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