Student Loan Ombudsperson Begins Work as New Position within the Department of Financial Protection and Innovation

By Alexandra Loyo On December 6, 2021, Celina Damian began working as the Department of Financial Protection and Innovation’s (DFPI) first Student Loan Ombudsperson. According to the Department’s December 2021 monthly bulletin, Ms. Damian previously worked with the Department of Continue reading

AB 376 Requires New Student Loan Ombudsman to Refer Relevant Complaints to Bureau of Private Postsecondary Education

By Madison Beck AB 376 (Stone), as amended August 20, 2020, adds Title 1.6C.10 (commencing with section 1788.100) to the Civil Code, and amends and repeals various sections of the Financial Code to create a “Student Borrower Bill of Rights” Continue reading

State Bar of California Analyzes “Public Interest Drift” Among Law Students as a Component of the California Justice Gap Study

By Madeline Rojer At the State Bar of California Board of Trustees’ January 23, 2020, meeting [Agenda item I], the staff presented key findings of the first-ever California Justice Gap Study, which gathered data on both California’s public civil legal Continue reading