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 Introductory CLARO Training (Track I)
Friday, February 10, 2023 | 1:00 PM to 4:30 PM
Track I Topics Include:
Introduction to CLARO; Ethical Considerations; Client Interaction; Pre-Litigation & The Life of a Debt; The Court Process & Key Motions; Substantive Defenses; Negotiating Settlements.
*Track I is required for all attorneys new to volunteering for CLARO, regardless of litigation experience. It is also recommended for former CLARO volunteer attorneys as a refresher.
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