The Not-Quite-Accidental Genius of EBCLC’s Consumer Justice Clinic: Lessons for Legal Services Providers,
106 Calif. L. Rev. 547
In the fall of 2008, I was approached after an Ultimate Frisbee game by a player who asked if she remembered correctly that I practice consumer law. I confessed that yes, that was precisely what I had been doing at the California Attorney General’s office until earlier that year. That inquisitive player and skilled advocate, Elisa Della-Piana, then asked apologetically if I knew anything about debt-collection law and, if so, whether I might be willing to sit in the back of the old EBCLC office on Shattuck Avenue during clinic hours. I did, and I was, and I went in that Thursday and have never left.