Consumer Justice & General Clinic Services

Información sobre la Clínica en español.

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The Consumer Justice & General Clinic provides brief services to low-income consumers facing a wide variety of issues, including including but not limited to: debt collection, student loans, credit reporting, predatory lending, identity theft, and consumer scams.

Attorneys and advocates may provide the following types of assistance:

  • Educating consumers about their rights and options for debt they cannot pay.
  • Financial assessments to help consumers develop strategies for prioritizing and resolving debts.
  • Defending consumers from debt-collection activities, including lawsuits.
  • Protecting consumers’ assets by contesting wage garnishments, bank levies, and other creditor liens.
  • Educating consumers through materials and outreach about deceptive, unfair, illegal, and/or predatory consumer programs and practices.
  • Assisting low-income homeowners, including those defrauded by home improvement or PACE financing. More information here.
  • Assisting borrowers to discharge their federal student loans, bring them out of default, or enter into a more affordable repayments agreement.
  • Defending consumers in disputes regarding repayment of private student loans.
  • Correcting credit-reporting errors.
  • Assisting victims of identity theft.
  • Defending against and litigating unlawful conduct by predatory businesses and operations that target immigrant communities.
  • Reducing barriers to housing (i.e., bad credit keeping you out of housing).
  • Assisting with storage unit disputes.
  • Providing support for consumers whose cars have been towed.

Más información sobre la Clínica en español

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