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Mediate with us!

Our Dispute Resolution Program is offering a 30-hour mediation skills training workshop in January to train mediators.


We're working on a series of consumer information videos. Check out our videos page for new Small Claims and Security Deposits clips.

Enriching Lives

"It's comforting knowing a competent department is providing service, free, for anyone who needs it." - Courtney Johnson, Marina del Rey

Dealing with Debt

Learn how to deal with debt collection with tips from Consumer Affairs' experts. Join an upcoming workshop at the Norwalk Courthouse.

Consumer News

Increase Your Cyber Security During Holiday Shopping

With the holiday shopping season quickly approaching, you may be doing more online shopping during the next couple of months. Large-scale data breaches are on the rise. While risk can never be fully eliminated, good online habits can certainly reduce your risk.

Seeking California’s brightest, consumer-savvy students!

Register now for LifeSmarts and represent our state in nationwide quiz competition! LifeSmarts is a fun, team-based competition designed to teach middle school and high school students the knowledge and skills they need to be smart, consumer savvy adults.

Layaway again a popular way to pay

With the holiday season just around the corner, you may already be thinking about getting a head start on holiday shopping. If you have no credit, limited credit, or you just want an alternative that allows you to spread out the cost of paying for gifts, layaway can be an effective way to pay.