Civil Legal Advice and Resource Office

Brooklyn CLARO 

Brooklyn CLARO in-person sessions have resumed. Please see below for information on in-person sessions. If you are being sued or believe that you may be sued in the future, please also feel free to reach out to us at or at (718) 624-3894. 

If you already have a court date scheduled and would like to be represented by a volunteer lawyer, you must contact the Brooklyn VLP at least seven (7) days before your court date by email at or by phone at (718) 624-3894 to see if you are eligible.

We recommend you come to 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 come to 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, its not too late - CLARO can still help.

How to find us

Please see note above regarding additional services by phone.

           Times: Thursday 2:00 p.m - 4:30 p.m.             

            Thursday 5:00 p.m - 7:00 p.m.             

Location: Kings County Civil Courthouse
    141 Livingston Street

Room 1312 (2:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m)

Room 504 (5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m)

Due to the high volume of visitors, CLARO cannot guarantee that everyone will be seen and we recommend you sign in as early as possible.

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For further information

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

Sidney Cherubin
Supervising Attorney
Brooklyn Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Project
(718) 624-3894

What to Gather:

  • Any court documents you have
  • Any other documents relating to your debt
  • If possible, a complete copy of your court file (which you may be able to get from the Clerk's Office)