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In General
How do I Meet With A Volunteer Lawyer?
What is the Difference Between a Volunteer Lawyer and a Help Center Court Attorney?
What Should I Bring to the Help Center?
How Do I Get To The Civil Court’s Help Center in New York County?
Read What People Say About the Volunteer Lawyers Project

 

In General

Get free legal advice for your Consumer Debt case through the Civil Court’s Volunteer Lawyers Project. If you don’t have a lawyer, the Volunteer Lawyers Project can help. Volunteer Lawyers can:

  • review your court papers
  • discuss your case
  • help you fill out forms
  • help you plan what to do with your case
  • tell you where to find a lawyer to represent you in your case

The Volunteer Lawyers can’t represent you in court or file legal papers for you. If you seek help from the Volunteer Lawyers Project, you are still responsible for all court dates and filing deadlines.

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How Do I Meet With A Volunteer Lawyer?

Meet with a Volunteer Lawyer in the New York City Civil Court’s Help Center located at 111 Centre Street. No appointment is necessary. Select the month below to see when a volunteer attorney will be in the New York County Help Center:

Jan  - Feb  - Mar  - Apr  - May  - Jun 
Jul  - Aug  - Sep  - Oct  - Nov  - Dec

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What is the Difference Between a Volunteer Lawyer and a Help Center Court Attorney?

Help Center Court Attorneys work for the Court. They can explain court procedures, legal terms, and provide general legal information. They can provide referrals to government agencies, social service organizations and legal services providers. But as Court employees, the Help Center Attorneys can’t give you legal advice.

Like the Volunteer Lawyers, they provide these services for free.

Volunteer lawyers provide legal advice and discuss the strengths and weaknesses of your case.

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What Should I Bring To The Help Center?

When you go to the Help Center to meet with a Volunteer Lawyer or Court Attorney, bring all court papers and any letters, bills or other documents that are related to your case.
Some examples are:

  • Debt Collection Notices
  • Credit Card Bills
  • Contracts
  • Summons
  • Petition
  • Complaint
  • Answer
  • Judgment
  • Order
  • Subpoena

 

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How Do I Get to the Civil Court’s Help Center in New York County?

The Help Center is located at the Civil Court of the City of New York at 111 Centre Street, Room 104 in Manhattan. Get Directions.

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Read What People Say About the Volunteer Lawyers Project

Be the first to write about your experience with a Volunteer Lawyer. Send an email.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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