Debt Collection Defense Clinic

Public Counsel holds clinics to help individuals dealing with debt collection. In-person appointments (masks required) are available on the First Monday of the month at the Vermont Square Library from 1-4pm, and on the First Friday of the month at the RL Stevenson Library from 1-4pm. Zoom appointments also are available at other times.

Our services include:

  • Responding to a debt collection lawsuit
  • Responding to discovery requests from a creditor
  • Claims of exemption for wage garnishment and bank levy
  • Counsel and advice

PLEASE NOTE: Our in-person clinics will have some availability for walk-ins, but we recommend you make an appointment.

To make an appointment, please complete our online intake form:


Or call our intake line: CLOSED

Our intake services are currently closed. Public Counsel will be closed in observance of the Independence Day Holiday starting the week of July 1. Our office will reopen on Monday July 8. Please check back at that time to see if intake has reopened.

Nuestros servicios de admisión están actualmente cerrados. Public Counsel estará cerrado en observancia del Día de la Independencia a partir de la semana del 1 de julio. Nuestra oficina reabrirá el lunes 8 de julio. Por favor, vuelva a revisar en ese momento para ver si la admisión ha reabierto.

First Monday
of the month:

1:00-4:00 P.M.
Vermont Square Library

1201 W 48th St,

Los Angeles,

CA 90037

First Friday
of the month:

1:00-4:00 P.M.
RL Stevenson

803 Spence St,
Los Angeles,
CA 90023

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