Now is a critical moment to get involved in Pro Bono opportunities with CLARO (the Civil Legal Advice and Resource Office) to provide limited-scope legal assistance to unrepresented
Now is a critical moment to get involved in Pro Bono opportunities with CLARO (the Civil Legal Advice and Resource Office) to provide limited-scope legal assistance to unrepresented New Yorkers facing debt collection through the courts. Help address the dire need for legal information and services!
Receive robust training, work directly with clients, and get one-on-one support from expert attorneys. Described by volunteers as rewarding and uplifting, sign up to work hand-in-hand with New Yorkers needing legal help—whether you are a newly admitted attorney or an experienced litigator.
Sponsored by the Fordham Law School Feerick Center for Social Justice together with Access Justice Brooklyn, Legal Services of the Hudson Valley, New York City Bar, New York County Lawyers Association, and Queens Volunteer Lawyers Project, Inc. (QVLP).
Click here to register for the Experienced Attorney CLARO Training (Track II)
Friday, March 3, 2023 | 1:00 PM to 4:30 PM
Track II Topics Include:
(1) Motions for Summary Judgment in the CLARO Context – Legal Standard, Procedural Requirements, Common Issues with Consumer Debt Collection Cases, Best Practices for Counseling CLARO Clients, and Debt Buyer and Original Creditor Cases;
(2) Motions to Dismiss;
(3) Motions to Renew and Reargue; and
(4) Motions to Compel.
*Track II is for experienced litigators and experienced CLARO volunteers who have completed Track I and are interested in working on more advanced and complex issues.
Your Commitment: To receive 3.5 CLE credits you must volunteer for six hours total with CLARO by August 31, 2023.
Participating Programs: Volunteers may serve with one of the following programs, all of which provide limited-scope legal assistance to unrepresented individuals on consumer debt matters:
- Bronx CLARO
- Brooklyn CLARO
- Manhattan CLARO
- Queens CLARO
- Remote CLARO
- Staten Island CLARO
- Westchester CLARO
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
(Friday) 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm