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Tzedek DC Joins Amicus on Constitutionality of the U.S. CFPB

Wednesday, June 14, 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Joe Libertelli
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Washington, DC -Tzedek DC is an independent public interest center at the University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law which works in collaboration with law students, community organizations, service providers, and pro bono attorneys from the private bar to close the justice gap for low-income DC residents facing debt-related crises.

Tzedek DC, which will be holding a webinar on Legal Problems Arising from Debt and What You Can Do About Them for members of the Credit Builders' Alliance on Thursday June 15, also recently joined a coalition of organizations in filing an amicus brief in support of the constitutionality of the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, writing, in part:

"Tzedek DC is a nonprofit public-interest organization dedicated to safeguarding legal rights and interests of low-income District of Columbia residents facing predatory debt collectors, including in litigation, as well as other consumer financial crises. Headquartered as an independent center at the University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law, its work is aided by students and legal volunteers. Tzedek DC and its client communities have a substantial interest in the continued, robust work of the CFPB, the only federal agency dedicated solely to consumer financial protection. In 2016, according to the CFPB’s website, debt collection was the topic on which the CFPB received the most complaints from DC households."

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