The New York Southern District Bankruptcy Legal Clinic ("the Clinic") is a free legal clinic that is a partnership between the Southern District Bankruptcy Court and various members of the Southern District bankruptcy legal community. This program provides petitioners with an opportunity to speak, one-on-one, with a volunteer bankruptcy attorney for a free half-hour phone consultation. The Clinic provides limited legal advice to individuals without an attorney by answering their questions about bankruptcy and required paperwork, as well as how bankruptcy may be used to help prevent foreclosure. The Clinic cannot provide an attorney to complete your paperwork for you or represent you, but it may provide a referral for representation upon request.
Please contact the New York Southern District Bankruptcy Clerk's Office at (212) 284-4040 to schedule an appointment or for further information. All sessions are limited to 30 minutes. The attorneys that participate in the program are volunteers, and their time is valuable. If you schedule a consultation and fail to appear (without notice or rescheduling), you may not be eligible to participate in a future consultation.
The Clinic serves the counties of Bronx, Dutchess, New York, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, Westchester, Columbia, Ulster, and Greene. Bankruptcy resources and other information may be found on the Court's "Filing Without an Attorney" tab on the Court's website.