Civil Legal Advice and Resource Office


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

Times: Thursday 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

  Location: New York City Civil Courthouse
111 Centre Street
Room 105

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 Manhattan CLARO program we'd be happy to answer them. Please contact:

Irina Kats
Pro Bono Programs Administrator
New York County Lawyers' Association
(212) 267-6646 ext. 217

What to Bring:

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