Consumer Law

Fighting for justice for indigent victims of consumer fraud and abuse is the hallmark of Public Counsel's oldest project, the Consumer Law Project ("CLP"). Since its inception in 1977, CLP's staff of experienced consumer attorneys and paralegals have worked with thousands of pro bono lawyers in the private bar representing low-income consumers who have fallen prey to a variety of scams. Read More

Contact Information

For more information about our services and our intake hours, call:

  Consumer Issues

  • Consumer Issues Intake Line
    Mondays and Wednesdays
    2–4 p.m.

    (213) 385-2977 x700

  Bankruptcy Assistance

  • Bankruptcy Intake Line
    (Flyers: English | Spanish)
    (213) 385-2977, ext. 704
    Monday – Friday
    2–4 p.m.
  • L.A. Bankruptcy Self-Help Desk
    (Flyers: English | Spanish)
    Mondays and Wednesdays
    10 a.m.–12 p.m. and 2–4 p.m.
    Closed on court holidays
    Arrive 30-60 mins. early for security
  • Students Seek Justice in Corinthian Colleges Bankruptcy Get the latest updates on the actions of former Corinthian students representing their interests in the wake of the for-profit college's bankruptcy proceedings.
  • Referrals for Non-Consumer Issues The Consumer Law Project handles a wide range of cases, but not everything. We have put together a list of referrals for people who need help with other legal issues.
  • Saving a Family's Home from an Unlawful Foreclosure Ceith and Louise raised 8 children in their tidy home. But in 2013 they suddenly received an eviction notice after their house was unlawfully sold at foreclosure. Public Counsel filed suit to stop the eviction and overturn the foreclosure. "They stepped up to the plate and hit a home run for us, for our family," said Ceith. "We're eternally grateful for that."
  • Bankruptcy Community Hits the Streets for Public Counsel Bankruptcy lawyers and judges hit the streets of Santa Monica to raise $10,000 to support the valuable work of Public Counsel's Debtors Assistance Program.
  • Bankruptcy Self Help Desk Public Counsel's Bankruptcy Self-Help Desk provides walk-in bankruptcy advice on Mondays and Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., and 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Bankruptcy Pro Se Clinic If you are interested in filing Chapter 7 bankruptcy, this interactive workshop will discuss bankruptcy and alternatives to bankruptcy, and teach you how to complete the bankruptcy petition and schedules yourself.
  • Bankruptcy Find out answers to frequently asked questions about bankruptcy, how to use credit wisely after bankruptcy, and your legal rights during and after bankruptcy, in these publications from the National Consumer Law Center and Nolo Press.
  • Disputes with Attorneys The Los Angeles County Bar Association and California State Bar each offer methods for dealing a dispute you might have with an attorney you have hired.
  • Self-Help Resource Centers Located at Superior Court locations throughout L.A. County, Self-Help Resource Centers provide education and assistance to parties who do not have attorneys and need to complete documents and court procedures on their own.