Consumer Protection


 

BayLegal’s consumer protection practice represents clients in cases involving:

  • Fair credit reporting
  • Fair debt collection practices
  • Defending third-party debt collection lawsuits
  • Bankruptcy counseling and advice
  • Unfair and deceptive advertising of financial products and services
  • Foreclosure prevention
  • Innocent spouse tax relief
  • Student loan collections
  • Federal student loan consolidation and discharge assistance
  • Criminal background check issues on housing/employment applications

 

Get Legal Help

LEGAL ADVICE LINE

Do you need help because creditors are calling or there are errors on your credit report? Are your wages being garnished?

Legal Advice Line

California Relay Service

Dial 7-1-1 or from TTY dial 1-800-735-2929 or visit California Relay Service for more information.

UPCOMING LEGAL CLINICS

Click here for dates and locations of all Consumer Legal Clinics.


Important notice concerning clinic availability and public health

In accordance with evolving COVID-19 public health guidance, Bay Area Legal Aid has resumed some “in-person” legal clinics, while others will continue as remote events either by phone or online. Please see individual clinic listings for additional information on emergency service and resources related to specific clinics. Please call the RSVP number on the listing for the clinic you are interested in, so that we can provide updated information on whether the clinic is being held in-person or by phone.

For in-person clinics, all participants will be required to wear masks, and to complete symptom screening before the appointment begins.

Our attorneys and support staff will work to help you outside of clinic if you have a time sensitive legal issue. Our Legal Advice Line will remain open with additional staffing and resources to help us serve more clients during this period.

California Relay Service: Dial 7-1-1 or from TTY dial 1-800-735-2929 or visit California Relay Service for more information.

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Consumer Rights Clinic (Redwood City) 9:00 am
Consumer Rights Clinic (Redwood City)
Mar 1 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
English Come to a free legal clinic to get information and assistance on your consumer issue. Are you being harassed or sued by debt collectors? Do you need help with paperwork in a debt collection …

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Consumer Rights Clinic (Richmond) 9:00 am
Consumer Rights Clinic (Richmond)
Mar 3 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
English Come to a free legal clinic to get information and assistance on your consumer issue. Are you being harassed or sued by debt collectors? Do you need help with paperwork in a debt collection …

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Consumer Rights Clinic (San Francisco) 9:00 am
Consumer Rights Clinic (San Francisco)
Mar 9 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
English Come to a free legal clinic to get information and assistance on your consumer issue. Are you being harassed or sued by debt collectors? Do you need help with paperwork in a debt collection …

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Consumer Rights Clinic (Bay Point) 9:00 am
Consumer Rights Clinic (Bay Point)
Mar 17 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
English Come to a free legal clinic to get information and assistance on your consumer issue. Are you being harassed or sued by debt collectors? Do you need help with paperwork in a debt collection …

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Consumer Rights Clinic (San Francisco) 9:00 am
Consumer Rights Clinic (San Francisco)
Mar 23 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
English Come to a free legal clinic to get information and assistance on your consumer issue. Are you being harassed or sued by debt collectors? Do you need help with paperwork in a debt collection …

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Consumer Rights Clinic (Fremont) 9:00 am
Consumer Rights Clinic (Fremont)
Mar 24 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
English Come to a free legal clinic to get information and assistance on your consumer issue. Are you being harassed or sued by debt collectors? Do you need help with paperwork in a debt collection …

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Legal Clinic BROCHURE

For more information about our upcoming clinics, please view the Consumer Clinics brochure, available below in English / disponible abajo en español.