Public Counsel’s Consumer Rights & Economic Justice (“CREJ”) Project work to help create an economically just society, by providing ways for all people to thrive no matter the color of their skin, gender, sexuality, or the circumstances that they were born into. Predatory financial schemes and lending programs often prey on people with lower incomes with perverse systems of fines and fees that pile on the backs of those already struggling to get by. These systems compound on one another, trapping people in cycles of poverty that can often lead to economic devastation for entire families and communities.
Public Counsel works to disrupt these harmful systems, end the criminalization of poverty, and protect the economic security of those targeted by consumer fraud or over-burdened with debt.
Reporting to the Supervising Staff Attorney, the Staff Attorney will;
- Provide direct legal services to low-income or elderly homeowners to improve or maintain their ability to preserve their homes;
- Conduct several community presentations per month across Los Angeles County on topics such as the foreclosure process, homeowners’ rights, avoiding scams, consumer debt defense, and the bankruptcy process;
- Collaborate with community based organizations to conduct outreach about legal services and financial relief to homeowners at greatest risk of foreclosure;
- Assist Directing Attorney, Supervising Staff Attorney, and team with occasional research and writing projects, and grant reporting,
- Other duties as assigned
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