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Volunteer Lawyers Project: Basic CLARO Training for Prospective Volunteers (Free CLE)

  • 03 Nov 2015
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Brooklyn Bar Association – 1st Floor, 123 Remsen Street, Brooklyn, NY



The Brooklyn Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Project presents:



When: Tuesday, November 3rd

Where: Brooklyn Bar Association – 1st Floor

123 Remsen Street, Brooklyn

Time: 6pm to 9pm

3 CLE CREDITS (1.5 Professional Practice & 1.5 Skills)

Appropriate for both newly admitted & experienced attorneys. Paralegals welcome 

Topics Include:

Introduction to CLARO (The Civil Legal Advice and Resource Office); Ethical Considerations; Client Interaction; Pre-Litigation & The Life of a Debt; The Court Process & Key Motions; Substantive Defenses; Negotiating a Settlement; Stipulations; Preparing the Pro Se Consumer Debt Defendant for Trial.

This course is FREE to those who volunteer for 6 total hours with CLARO or 12 total hours with the Civil Court consumer debt pro se assistance programs by May 30, 2016. The commitment may be different for the Civil Court Programs.


Experienced attorneys receive additional CLE credits for pro bono work done on behalf of CLARO clients. Volunteers may serve one of the following consumer debt pro se assistance programs, all of which provide limited legal advice to unrepresented consumers: Bronx CLARO; Brooklyn CLARO; Manhattan CLARO (must be a NYCLA member or Fordham Law School alumnus/a); Queens CLARO; Staten Island CLARO; The Civil Court Consumer Debt Lawyer for the Day Program; Westchester CLARO; The Civil Court Help Center Consumer Debt Advice Program.



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