Consumer Justice & General Clinic Services

The Consumer Justice & General Clinic provides brief services and representation to low-income consumers facing a wide variety of issues, including debt collection, student loans, credit reporting, predatory lending, identity theft, and consumer scams.

Attorneys and advocates can provide the following types of assistance:

  • Defending consumers on debt-collection 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 borrowers to discharge their federal student loans or enter into more affordable repayments agreement.
  • Defending consumers in disputes regarding repayment of private student loans.
  • Financial assessments to help consumers develop the best priorities for their own finances.
  • Correcting credit reporting errors.
  • Assisting victims of identity theft.
  • Defending and litigating against operations that victimize non-English speaking immigrant populations.
  • 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

Click here for more information about the Consumer Justice and General Clinic!

Click here for information on our Scam Prevention Project!

Click here for more information on our scheduled Berkeley and Oakland clinics!

PLEASE NOTE that the Consumer Justice practice has moved to 1950 University Ave, Suite 200, Berkeley, CA 94704 as of 12/18/2017

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