CLARO volunteer attorney and VLP Board Member Lynn Judell assists a CLARO litigant

CLARO volunteer attorney and VLP Board President, Lynn Judell, assists a CLARO litigant

What is CLARO?

The Civil Legal Advice and Resource Office (CLARO) is a free, weekly walk-in clinic at Kings County Civil Court where consumers can obtain free advice and information about debt collection.

CLARO was created in response to the growing numbers of low-income Brooklyn residents being sued in Kings County Civil Court by collection agencies. The volunteer attorneys at CLARO provide unrepresented litigants with information and resources to help them represent themselves effectively.

Visit CLARO if

· You are being sued in Kings County for a consumer debt.

· You are being harassed or threatened by debt collectors.

· Your bank account has been frozen or your wages are being garnished.

Volunteer Attorneys will review your situation and provide advice and counsel.

Former Brooklyn Law students John Buhta and Joanna Reece assisting at Claro

CLARO volunteer, John Buhta and VLP Staff Attorney, Joanna Reece.

Become a CLARO volunteer

Are you an attorney or legal professional looking for a rewarding way to sharpen your skills and give back to your community?

CLARO volunteers come from a wide range of legal backgrounds and are trained to advise pro se litigants about the debt collection process and civil court proceedings. Learn more about volunteer opportunities at the VLP.