Carolyn Carter

Deputy Director

Carolyn Carter is the Deputy Director at NCLC (previously serving as Director of Advocacy). She has specialized in consumer law issues for over 30 years. From 1974 to 1986 she worked for the Legal Aid Society of Cleveland, first as a staff attorney and later as law reform director. From 1986 to 1999 she was co-director of a legal services program in Pennsylvania. She was the 1992 recipient of NCLC’s Vern Countryman Award. She is admitted to the Pennsylvania bar. From 2005 to 2007 she was a member of the Federal Reserve Board’s Consumer Advisory Council. She is a graduate of Brown University and Yale Law School.

She is co-author of NCLC’s Truth in Lending, Unfair and Deceptive Acts and Practices, Collection Actions and Consumer Warranty Law and is a contributor to a number of other NCLC treatises.

Featured Work

Wage Garnishment and Bank Account Seizures

Creditors and debt buyers bring millions of collection lawsuits which usually result in a court judgment for the creditor or debt buyer. This article focuses on consumer rights and strategies to deal with your civil court judgment debt.
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Motor Vehicle Repossessions

The focus of this article is on motor vehicle repossession including limits on self-help repossessions, ten strategies to prevent repossessions, six steps to take after your car is repossessed, and advice on responding to the creditor’s demand for additional payment even after the repossession.
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Bringing Federal Consumer Claims in State Court: A 50-State Analysis of Standing Rules

This article explains why state courts are not bound by Ramirez and should not import its holdings into their own standing doctrines.
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