LAS VEGAS (AP) - The Nevada Supreme Court swore in most of a group of 75 new mediators to the Nevada Foreclosure Mediation Program.
The new group will bring to 170 the number of attorneys, hearing officers and senior judges available to help homeowners and lenders reach middle ground in the state with highest foreclosure rate.
Chief Justice James Hardesty swore in 68 mediators by videoconference Friday from Supreme Court courtrooms in Carson City and Las Vegas.
Supreme Court spokesman Bill Gang says others will be sworn in individually.
The Foreclosure Mediation Program began in July with 95 mediators.
Gang says nearly 3,300 homeowners are seeking third-party review to try to keep their homes.
To date, about 500 cases have been heard and another 1,000 are scheduled.