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What is CATRAP?

The "Computer Assisted Tenant Representation Advocacy Program" offer attorneys preparing defenses in eviction proceedings not only a comprehensive selection of available defenses (with explanations for each), but also direct links to relevant cases, caveats on using the defense, and other practice tips.

CATRAP even gives you generic text to incorporate directly into your Answer and supplies quotes from caselaw or statutory authority suitable to use in your supporting affidavit or Memorandum of Law.

CATRAP is based on a DOS computer document assembly program developed years ago by James Murphy in the Cortland office of Legal Services of Central New York. The original materials put together by Jim were expanded by a working group of legal services lawyers and several years ago were put into a Windows format by Joe Kelemen at the Western New York Law Center and incorporated into the Empire Justice Center/Western New York Law Center’s “ONLINE RESOURCE CENTER.” 

Download instructions on how to use CATRAP (pdf)