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The Justice & Diversity Center: Pro Bono Legal Services Program

The Consumer Project


The Consumer Project advises low-income clients at JDC’s Consumer Debt Defense and Education Clinic (CDDEC). Through our CLE training, volunteer attorneys will be trained on the hot topic of collection defense law in order to assist clients who have been sued by creditors. The CDDEC takes place twice a month, on Wednesday evenings from 6:00-9:00 p.m.

At the Clinic, volunteers will have the opportunity to individually counsel clients and possibly draft in pro per litigation documents. Other opportunities may include negotiating on behalf of clients and representing them at hearings or even trial.

Training participants are required to staff Debt Defense and Education Clinics a minimum of three times within the next year. 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.