Kara Acevedo

Kara has served as a lecturer and worked as a Staff Attorney and Clinical Supervisor in the Consumer Justice Clinic at the East Bay Community Law Center, a clinic of Berkeley Law, since 2015. Kara first came to EBCLC as an Equal Justice Fellow in 2014, after having been a clinical student. 

In her practice at EBCLC, she supports clients in challenging abusive financial institutions and protecting the money in their pockets, no matter how little, through a range of high-volume direct services, litigation, policy advocacy, and community education. Kara specializes in debt collection, credit reporting and access to credit, student loans, car fraud, predatory lending, and consumer scams, particularly those aimed at immigrant communities and seniors. Kara also staffs the General Clinic, which provides legal information, education, and advocacy on a wide range of civil legal issues to individuals who cannot find legal assistance elsewhere.

While in law school, Kara was a John B. Hall Public Interest Scholar and a Sonoma County Women in Law Scholar. Kara previously worked at a national education reform nonprofit. As an undergraduate, she was an active member of the Suitcase Clinic for four years, serving a term as co-Administrative Coordinator.

Education

J.D., University of California, Berkeley, School of Law (2014)
B.A., University of California, Berkeley (2007)