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Introduction to Consumer Debt and Defense Training

January 23, 2019: 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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JDC's Consumer Project offers limited-scope and full-scope representation to low-income clients struggling with debt issues. JDC's Supervising Attorney offers training and support to all volunteers who have accepted cases through this project. Pro bono opportunities range from brief service clinics to negotiating on behalf of clients and representing them at hearings or even trial.

Attorneys must take this training, after having viewed the online training "Consumer Defense: Training for the Non-Expert," which prepares them to advise low-income clients at JDC's Consumer Debt Defense and Education Clinic (CDDEC). CDDEC takes place twice a month, on a Wednesday evening from 6:00 to 9:00 pm. At the Clinic, volunteers have the opportunity to individually counsel clients and possibly draft in pro per litigation documents. Clinic participation is an excellent way to help low-income people deeply impacted by the current economic crisis while learning a relevant area of the law and developing litigation skills.


  • volunteer procedures
  • forms for general denial, proof of service, request for waiver of court fees, order of fee waiver

Attorneys who take this two-part free training are required to staff Debt Defense and Education Clinics at least 3 times within the next 12 months or take one full scope case.

If you have any questions or concerns, please email or by phone at 415-782-8996.

Pre-registration is required to attend. Please note that you must be a California licensed attorney to attend this training, and you will be asked for your state bar number.


BASF Conference Center
301 Battery Street
3rd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111

Event Code: VC196000

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