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Profile2018 Summer Program The candidate will join Consumer Justice and General Clinic division. The Consumer Justice Clinic exists to support and empower clients in challenging these financial institutions and protect the money in their pockets, no matter how little. Issues addressed by students at CJC include debt collection, credit reporting and access to credit, student loans, car fraud, predatory lending, and consumer scams, particularly those aimed at seniors and immigrant communities. Students also staff the General Clinic, which provides legal information, education, and advocacy on a wide range of civil legal issues to individuals who cannot find legal assistance elsewhere. Litigation, including drafting pleadings and motions, propounding and responding to discovery, developing case strategies, negotiating settlements, and preparing for trial. Students who obtain certification from the state bar may additionally represent consumers in court. Issue-spotting, oral and written advocacy, and creative problem-solving in high-volume brief services clinics. Participation on state policy legislation and lobbying on behalf of low-income consumers. Conduct community know-your-rights workshops. Have primary responsibility for legal work, including conducting client interviews, counseling clients, negotiating settlements, drafting pleadings and representing clients in administrative hearings and court proceedings. Make a substantial contribution to meeting the legal needs of the low-income community at a time when resources to address these needs are increasingly scarce. Note : The summer session is ten weeks long; May 29, 2018 through August 3, 2018. Deadline : March 31, 2018.
East Bay Community Law Center
3130 Shattuck Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705