Dear Prospective CLARO Volunteer:
We are writing to invite you to the next Basic CLARO Training on May 13, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM.
The Civil Legal Advice and Resource Office (“CLARO”) is a limited, legal advice project for unrepresented debtor-defendants. CLARO is an innovative and collaborative effort, staffed and run by bar associations, legal services providers, and local law schools and colleges.
Volunteer lawyers are needed to assist the significant numbers of unrepresented litigants who have a pressing need for legal services on a host of consumer law issues, particularly consumer debt. These cases can be overwhelming for unrepresented litigants; for example, many litigants learn of a lawsuit after their wages have already been garnished or their bank accounts restrained. The volunteer attorneys in the CLARO Programs help visitors by explaining the court process, reviewing their case files, preparing court papers and giving advice that will help to resolve their consumer debt issues.
Participate in the CLARO Training
When: TUESDAY, May 13, 2014
Time: 6:00 pm -9:00 pm
Where: New York County Lawyers’ Association (NYCLA)
14 Vesey Street, New York, NY 10007
Volunteer for six total hours in one of the CLARO programs by December 31, 2014.
Please click HERE to Register:http://law.fordham.edu/Basic_CLARO_Training_5.13.14
Volunteers may serve one of the following consumer debt pro se assistance programs:
- Bronx CLARO
- Brooklyn CLARO
- Manhattan CLARO (must be a NYCLA member or Fordham Law School alumnus/a)
- Queens CLARO
- Staten Island CLARO
- Westchester CLARO
CLARO volunteers are not required to perform legal assistance of any kind outside of the CLARO clinic session.
CLE Credits: 3 Professional Practice MCLE Credits
Appropriate for both newly admitted & experienced attorneys
The CLARO Program Partners: Bronx County Bar Association, Brooklyn Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Project, Brooklyn Law School, Fordham Law School’s Feerick Center for Social Justice, Legal Services of the Hudson Valley, New York City Bar Association, New York County Lawyers’ Association, Queens County Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Project, Pace Law School, Richmond County Bar Association, Staten Island Women’s Bar Association, Wagner College and Westchester County Bar Association.