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COVID-19 Resources

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is providing up-to-date information and resources to help consumers protect and manage their finances during this difficult time.

The National Consumer Law Center (NCLC)  has compiled a list of its resources for consumers and advocates. The NCLC is also offering free access to the digital edition of Surviving Debt: Expert Advice For Getting Out of Financial Trouble, NCLC’s most comprehensive guide to navigating debt for consumers and consumer advocates.

The National Disaster Legal Aid Advocacy Center has compiled resources for advocates, including legal response calls, listserves, and webinars.

The New York County Lawyers Association (NYCLA) is maintaining a COID-19 resources page, which includes administrative orders, court notices, press releases, etc. from New York courts.

What's New?

***Updated November 2018: Training videos and accompanying materials from 2017 CLARO trainings are now available in the library. Get trained on issues facing consumers including: auto loans, broken leases, bankruptcy, identity theft, and motions to dismiss for lack of personal jurisdiction.

 

Materials from the Feerick Center for Social Justice Conference, "Consumer Debt in NY, #10YearsAfter - Crisis, Progress, and the Work Ahead", June 12th, 2018. Learn about developments in law and advocacy 2008-2018. 

 

Tools to Support Your Work

Interactive Advocate Forms: Create your own Answer, Order to Show Cause to Amend Answer, Demand for Documents, Debt Verification Letter, Opposition to Motion for Summary Judgment (affirmation and affidavit), Order to Show Cause to Dismiss for Lack of Personal Jurisdiction

Process Server Info: Information on process servers collected from DCA.

Library - Browse our collection of sample papers, training materials, news items, reports, scholarly journals, and legislative testimony.

Calendar - Discover trainings, events, and webinars related to pro bono work.

News - Stay tuned in to the latest news, changes in the law, and requests for comments by government agencies.

Podcasts & Webinars - Listen to audio podcasts with consumer law practitioners on the latest developments in consumer law, and watch webinars on a variety of substantive consumer law topics.

Listserv - Subscribe to New York Debt listserv and search our archives.

Helpful Links - Check out these links to resources that may be helpful for your pro bono or nonprofit debt collection defense practice.