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The Basic CLARO Training Program

Monday April 29

  • By: Brooklyn Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Project
  • Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time (US & Canada)
  • CLE Credit
  • Location:
    Brooklyn Bar Association
    123 Remsen Street
    1st floor
    Brooklyn, NY
  • Contact:
    Kate Evanciew
    Brooklyn Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Project, Inc.
  • Website:

Topics include: Introduction to CLARO; Ethical Considerations; Client Interaction; Pre-Litigation & The Life of a Debt; The Court Process & Key Motions; Substantive Defenses; Negotiating a Settlement; Stipulations; Preparing the Pro Se Consumer Debt Defendant for Trial

Your Commitment

This course is FREE to those who volunteer for six total hours with CLARO by October 31, 2013. The commitment may be different for the Civil Court programs.

Volunteers may serve one of the following consumer debt pro se assistance programs, all of which provide limited legal advice to unrepresented consumers: Bronx CLARO; Brooklyn CLARO; Manhattan CLARO (must be a NYCLA member or Fordham Law School alumnus/a); Queens CLARO; Staten Island CLARO; Westchester CLARO; The Civil Court Consumer Debt Lawyer for the Day Program; The Civil Court Help Center Consumer Debt Advice Program.

To register:

Please email requested information on attached form to Kate Evanciew at or fax to the attention of Kate Evanciew at 718-624-3926.

  • CLE Credit Comments: 3 MCLE CREDITS: 1.5 PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE, 1.5 SKILLS Appropriate for both newly admitted & experienced attorneys Experienced attorneys receive additional MCLE credit for each 6 hours of eligible pro bono service.
  • Attachment(s): April 29 CLARO Training.pdf

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Volunteer Profile

Pat Layden, a private practitioner in McAlester, Oklahoma, has volunteered many hours to promote equal access to justice in Oklahoma. He served Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma Inc. as Board member and past President of the Board and as a pro bono attorney. Pro Bono Net thanks Legal Aid Services of Oklahama (LASO) for sharing this inspiring volunteer story about his work on a hotly contested child custody case where a young mother, with a critically ill infant was involved in a custody battle over her one–year old daughter. LEARN MORE

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