Civil Legal Advice and Resource Office

Please note that the Bronx CLARO clinic will be closed on Thursday, July 4th, 2024 for Independence Day.

The in-person Bronx CLARO program has resumed. Bronx CLARO meets on Thursdays from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in Room 128A at the Bronx Civil Court, located at 851 Grand Concourse. Please note that Bronx CLARO will be closed on the following dates:

  • Thursday, December 28th
  • Thursday, January 4th

Bronx CLARO continues to provide some legal advice by telephone to a limited number of individuals with consumer debt issues. If you are experiencing a consumer debt issue in Bronx county, please contact us at (929) 388-0885. For consumer debt issues in other counties, please visit the county-specific webpages for more information.


We recommend that you contact CLARO as soon as you become aware that there is a case against you, if possible before filing your Answer with the Court. If you have already filed your Answer don't worry, just contact CLARO as soon as you can - the earlier the better. And if you only realize there's a case against you once a default judgment has been entered and your wages or bank account are being garnished, it's not too late - CLARO can still help.


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For further information

If you have any questions about the Bronx CLARO program we'd be happy to answer them. Please contact:

Feerick Center for Social Justice at Fordham Law School
Mondays from 12pm - 2pm
(929) 388-0885


The providers below offer free legal services to eligible Bronx residents. If you are eligible, an attorney may give you ADVICE on your case, HELP with preparing papers, or REPRESENT YOU in your debt collection case. 


You do not have to settle your case. Learn more about your rights before agreeing to any settlement. Make sure you understand what would happen if you couldn’t make your settlement payments. You may have defenses to the case. Your income, including stimulus funds, may be protected by law from debt collection

Bronx Legal Services
Phone: 917-661-45007‬
Hours: Monday to Friday, 10 am–4 pm7‬

Mobilization for Justice
Phone: 212-417-3881
Hours: Monday, 2 pm–4 pm, Thursday, 10 am–2pm

The Legal Aid Society
Phone: 718-286-2450
Hours: Monday to Friday, 9 am–5 pm

NYC Financial Justice Hotline
Phone: 212-925-4929
Hours: Monday, 4 pm-6 pm; Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 12 pm–2 pm
Intake form:

If you are a member of DC37, call the number below for help:
District Council 37 Municipal Employees Legal Services (MELS)
Phone: 212-815-1111
Hours: Monday to Friday, 9 am–5 pm

What to Gather:

  • A complete copy of your court file, which you can get from the Clerk's Office at Window 6
  • Any court documents you have
  • Any other documents relating to your debt