CLARO
Civil Legal Advice and Resource Office

All in-person CLARO programs are cancelled due to COVID-19 until further notice. Bronx CLARO is currently providing 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, contact us at (347) 927-3417 or clarocoordinator@fordham.edu. For consumer debt issues in other counties, please visit the county-specific webpages for more information.

Bronx 

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.

How to find us

Please see note above regarding in-person services. All CLARO operations at the Bronx County Civil Courthouse are suspended.

Time: Thursday 3:00 - 6:00 p.m.

 Location: Bronx Supreme Court
  851 Grand Concourse
Room B128A

Due to the high volume of visitors, CLARO cannot guarantee that everyone will be seen and we recommend you sign in before 5pm.

What to Bring:

  • 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

 

 
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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
‪(347) 927-3417‬
clarocoordinator@fordham.edu

For a printable version of the information below, please click on this link: 

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. 

**KNOW YOUR RIGHTS BEFORE AGREEING TO ANY SETTLEMENT**

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
Website: legalservicesnyc.org/our-program/bronx7‬

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

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

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


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
Website: dc37.net

What to Bring:

  • 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