For Attorney General's Office, Consumer Protection
DESCRIPTION OF ORGANIZATION: The Consumer Protection Division enforces the State's deceptive trade practices act, consumer protection statutes, and antitrust laws. The Division files enforcement actions to obtain restraining orders and injunctions against individuals or companies acting in violation of North Carolina's unfair or deceptive trade practices statutes and to obtain restitution for victims. The Division sometimes files cases in conjunction with other state agencies, the attorneys general of other states, or the Federal Trade Commission.
DESCRIPTION OF STUDENT WORK/PROJECTS: Provide litigation support for Assistant AGs in the section, including, contacting consumers; drafting affidavits, complaints, and correspondence; conducting title searches for mortgage fraud cases; preparing discovery; and performing legal research. Specific projects depend on what is taking place at the time in one of the stated areas above. The ability to analyze facts and communicate with people of different backgrounds is essential.
COURSE OR OTHER REQUIREMENTS/PREFERENCES FOR STUDENT: No certification needed.