The Law Library is proud to partner with the Legal Aid Society of San Diego to provide weekly Consumer Debt Collection Lawsuit Clinics. The clinics are for consumers who are being sued by a debt collection agency and not by a creditor such as Chase, Wells Fargo, or Citibank. Please call Legal Aid at 877.534.2524 to see if you and your situation qualify for their help.
If you qualify, Legal Aid will make sure you can speak to someone at the clinic, discuss your legal options, and assist you with each step of the court process. You must call to make an appointment for your first visit to the clinic.
The clinics are held in North County and South Bay each week. The North County clinic is on Tuesdays, from noon to 2 PM at the Vista Law Library location. The South Bay clinic takes place every Thursday, from 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM at the South Bay Courthouse library and clinic space – just to the right of the main entrance.
The Law Library has additional resources that can help you protect your rights when dealing with debt collectors. Two popular titles available at the Downtown and Vista locations are Debt Collection Practice in California and Fair Debt Collection.