Consumer Advocacy Project

Focusing on financial education, debt lawsuit, and debt management

Our clients:

The Consumer Advocacy Project (CAP) serves low-income San Franciscans by providing free legal advice and education.  CAP has a monthly clinic, by appointment only, where clients meet with a trained attorney to get free legal help.

CAP helps clients with:

  • debt collection lawsuits
  • student loan issues
  • personal mortgage or personal loans problems
  • debt collection harassment
  • identity theft and credit fraud

On a case-by-case basis, some clients receive free representation in their debt collections lawsuit from a volunteer attorney.

If you need assistance between December 2020 and March 2021, please contact Jesus Maya at

Our attorneys:

California licensed attorneys can volunteer with CAP after they have received training in consumer law by the supervising attorney. Volunteer opportunities are both limited-scope and full-scope, including consultations and help at the monthly CAP clinic, limited scope help with motions as needed, or full-scope representation in debt collections cases.

For more information on volunteering, please contact

Consumer Justice. Not an actual JDC client.