Community, Connection, Change: CLARO Training (Track I)


Community, Connection, Change: CLARO Training (Track I)

Start 04/26/2024 - 1:30 PM
End 04/26/2024 - 5:00 PM


Volunteer to provide direct legal services to unrepresented New Yorkers facing debt collection through the New York City courts through in-person clinics. Receive robust training, work directly with clients, and get one-on-one support from experienced attorneys. Described by volunteers as rewarding and uplifting, sign up to work hand-in-hand with New Yorkers needing legal help—whether you are a newly admitted attorney or an experienced litigator.


Track I Topics Include:


    • Introduction to CLARO;
    • Ethical Considerations;
    • Client Interaction;
    • Pre-Litigation & The Life of a Debt;
    • The Court Process & Key Motions;
    • Substantive Defenses;
    • Negotiating Settlements.


*Track I is required for all attorneys new to volunteering for CLARO, regardless of litigation experience. It is also recommended for former CLARO volunteer attorneys as a refresher.


CLE Credit will be available after volunteering with one or more of the CLARO programs throughout the city.


Boroughs Interested in Volunteering in (select all that are applicable):


  • Manhattan
  • Bronx
  • Brooklyn
  • Queens
  • Staten Island



Faculty: Johanna Ocaña, Fordham Law School, Feerick Center for Social Justice (she, her, hers); Marcella B. Silverman, Fordham Law School, Consumer Litigation Clinic [retired]; Matthew Schedler, CAMBA Legal Services Inc. 


3.5 NY CLE Credits: 0.5 Ethics; 1 Skills; 2 Professional Practice; Transitional and Non-transitional.



To register: click the Register button below. The website will prompt you to log in or create an account to complete the checkout. If you are not a member, please join the membership before completing the checkout to take advantage of the member’s price. Registration closes 30 minutes before the program.

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Webinar Link: After completing the checkout, you will receive a separate email with webinar access instructions. That email will arrive closer to the program start time. If you are still waiting to receive an access email 30 minutes before the program, please email

Course Materials: We will email the link to download course materials 30 minutes before the program starts.

CLE Certificates (if applicable): After verifying your attendance, we will add your certificate to the “Download CLE Certificates” page, which you can access from your “My Account” page.

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