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City Bar Justice Center - Consumer Bankruptcy Project

Who We Are

The Consumer Bankruptcy Project provides legal advice and assistance to eligible low income NYC residents with debt collection problems. The Project can assist such debtors with the preparation and filing of pro se Chapter 7 cases. At the request of the Bankruptcy Court it can also assist in locating pro bono counsel to represent eligible pro se debtors on litigated matters.

How to Get Help

We are offering remote services. Please call (212) 626-7383 to get help.

Who We Serve

  • Bronx County
  • Kings (Brooklyn) County
  • New York (Manhattan) County
  • Queens County
  • Richmond (Staten Island) County
Language(s) Spoken
  • Spanish / Español
Circumstances and languages in which interpreters are provided

We can provide interpreters for any language using the AT&T language line.

Income Guidelines

An individual who owns a primary residence in New York (house, condo, or co-op) may still be eligible for the project's services.

While there is no charge for the legal services provided by the Consumer Bankruptcy Project, those clients who do file for bankruptcy will be responsible for any court filing fees and costs including charges for the required credit counseling & financial management courses.

Your family's income should be at or below the following percentage of the federal poverty level
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Type of Help

This group provides the following types of services based on your legal needs and its resources:
  • Pro Se Legal Clinic
  • Self-Help Materials
  • Brief Advice
Description of Services

Staff or volunteer attorneys can advise and assist eligible clients with the preparation and submission of pro se personal bankruptcy cases.

General Contact Information

City Bar Justice Center - Consumer Bankruptcy Project
42 West 44th Street (map)
Manhattan, NY 10036
(212) 626-7383
Last Review and Update: Nov 25, 2020

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