Ann Berger Lesk, who was scheduled to take the helm of the New York County Lawyers’ Association Thursday evening, intends to examine how the 100-year-old organization can expand its long-standing pro bono mission to tackle a relatively new problem — the rising tide of foreclosures in the wake of the subprime mortgage crisis.

Noting the success of the association’s Project CLARO, an initiative launched last year to assist those saddled with judgments on “old and cold debts,” Lesk said in an interview that one item on her agenda as NYCLA’s 56th president would be to examine what the bar group “can or should” do for foreclosure victims.

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