The Law Center is offering this program because of what they call a “troubling trend” in consumer debt cases in court. In 2013, for instance, 15,201, or 90 percent of the 16,908 lawsuits in Buffalo City Court, were consumer credit matters, and 8,289 of those, or 55 percent, resulted in default judgments in favor of the creditors.
This program is staffed by volunteer lawyers, supervised law students from University at Buffalo Law School and an expert consumer law attorneys. The Law Center will operate at City Court and at the Hope Center of the Buffalo Federation of Neighborhood Centers in the Tri-Main Building, 2495 Main St.
The program holds free walk-in clinics Tuesdays from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Hope Center and Fridays from 10 a.m. to noon at City Court, Part 15, seventh floor, 50 Delaware Ave.
For more information you can contact the Western New York Law Center at: (716) 855-0203