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Unemployed Lawyer Offers Pizza, Soda, And Legal Advice

HUFFINGTONPOST.COM - At the Gorham House Of Pizza in Gorham, Maine, you'll find a rather unique combo: pizza served with a side of legal advice.

On Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, George Sotiropoulos, 29, and an unemployed lawyer, fills pizza orders at his parents' restaurant.

He lives at home, enjoys his mother's cooking and dons a sauce-stained T-shirt with a cheerful, wistful smile. His wages, almost the same he earned while working there in high school, go towards paying off his $175,000 student loans (a figure he finds so ridiculous he can only joke about it: "I am stuck with my student loans till I die.").

On Tuesdays and Thursdays, Sotiropoulos indulges in his higher education: he works pro bono as a foreclosure prevention lawyer at Pine Tree Legal Assistance.

In Maine, like in many states since foreclosure claims began to skyrocket, lenders are required to try mediation with a homeowner before the home can go into final foreclosure. As a pro bono lawyer, Sotiropoulos helps underwater homeowners argue for loan modifications, salvage their credit histories and sift through documents for evidence of predatory lending. In less than a year Sotiropoulos has clocked in approximately 1,300 hours of service and made nearly as many pies.

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