Ted Mermin

On Love and Lawyering: A Celebration of the East Bay Community Law Center

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.

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