The Civil Legal Advice and Resource Office (CLARO) provides limited legal advice to individuals being sued by debt collectors. CLARO is organized through the New York State Courts Access to Justice Program. CLARO Program's volunteer lawyers, consumer law experts and law students meet with visitors and advise them on how best to represent themselves in their court cases.


The CLARO Programs help visitors by explaining the court process, reviewing their case files, preparing court papers and giving advice on other consumer debt issues. Below are several testimonials from CLARO visitors:


Our program is modeled after the New York City CLARO


Don't take our word for it, listen to what our visitors have to say!