Basic CLARO Training
Volunteer to provide limited legal advice and assistance to unrepresented consumers at legal clinics.
When: Wednesday, October 2, 2019, 6:00pm-9:00pm
Where: Wagner College
One Campus Road
Wagner Union, Room 201
Staten Island, NY 10301
(parking will be available)
3 CLE CREDITS: 1.5 Professional Practice, 1.5 Skills
Appropriate for both newly admitted & experienced attorneys
Topics include: Introduction to CLARO; Ethical Considerations; Client Interaction; Pre-Litigation & The Life of a Debt; The Court Process & Key Motions; Substantive Defenses; Negotiating a Settlement; Stipulations
To receive 3 CLE credits you must volunteer for six hours total with CLARO by April 1, 2020. Depending on the CLARO Program, you may need to allow between 4 and 6 weeks to receive the CLE certificate.
Volunteers may serve with one of the following limited-scope, 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
- Westchester CLARO
Learn more about the CLARO Programs by viewing the CLARO video by clicking here.
Please feel free to forward this notice to anyone who may be interested in becoming a volunteer with the CLARO Program.
Volunteers who have participated through a CLARO Program for at least six months will also be eligible to volunteer for limited-scope consumer clinics to serve low-income veterans and their family members through the Feerick Center's Volunteer Lawyers for Veterans Program.
For more information please contact Wilma Tamayoat firstname.lastname@example.org or call 212-636-7671.
The CLARO Program Partners:
Bronx County Bar Association, Brooklyn Volunteer Lawyers Project, Brooklyn Law School, New York City Bar Association, Fordham Law School’s Feerick Center for Social Justice, New York County Lawyers Association, Queens Volunteer Lawyers Project, Richmond County Bar Association, Staten Island Women’s Bar Association, and Wagner College