Civil Legal Advice and Resource Office

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

Staten Island CLARO

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 Richmond County Civil Courthouse are suspended.


Sessions will take place on the following dates:

Tuesday, January 7, 2020, 2pm-4pm

Thursday, January 16, 2020, 6pm-8pm

Tuesday, February 4, 2020, 2pm-4pm

Thursday, February 20, 2020, 6pm-8pm

Tuesday, March 3,2020, 2pm-4pm

Thursday, March 19, 2020, 6pm-8pm


       Location: Richmond County Civil Courthouse
     927 Castleton Avenue
2nd Floor

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 Staten Island CLARO Program, we'd be happy to answer them.

Please leave us a message at 347-927-3417 or send a message to and someone will get back to you promptly. 

Para información en español por favor llame al 347-927-4617 y deje un breve mensaje con su nombre y numero de teléfono y le llamaremos.

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




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