Attorneys and advocates may provide educational material, legal advice, and/or brief legal services in the following types of common issues:
- Defense from debt-collection activities, including lawsuits.
- Your rights and options for debt you cannot pay.
- Financial assessment to develop strategies for prioritizing and resolving debts.
- Wage garnishments, bank levies, and other creditor liens.
- Deceptive, unfair, illegal, and/or predatory consumer programs and practices.
- Student loans.
- Credit-reporting errors.
- Identity theft.
- Storage unit disputes.
- Tows and repossession.
How do I receive these services?
The Consumer Justice Clinic is currently closed for new clients! We will reopen on Monday, January 10, 2022. If you need assistance with a Consumer related matter please contact:
Additional Information and Resources:
Free Credit Reports!
Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion are now offering free weekly online reports through April 2021 at: https://www.annualcreditreport.com/index.action
The Berkeley Center for Consumer Law & Economic Justice has published a special series on common consumer issues and COVID-19:
April 24, 2020
Issue III: Economic Impact Payments (“Stimulus Checks”) & COVID-19
April 28, 2020
Issue IV: Auto Insurance & COVID-19
May 1, 2020
Issue V: Scams and COVID-19
May 7, 2020
New Relief for Federal Student Loans:
- Loan payments are automatically suspended through September 30, 2020. The suspended payment months will still count towards Public Service Loan Forgiveness.
- Any wage garnishments, Social Security offsets, and tax refund seizures are suspended.
- All billing and automatic debits will be stopped on April 10, 2020.
For more information see:
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