Capitol Weekly, a state political newspaper, has this profile of San Diego consumer attorney Julie Fellmeth, who, along with her husband Robert, run the University of San Diego’s Center for Public Interest Law.
The story focuses on Fellmeth’s work monitoring state professional boards, such as the California Board of Accountancy and the Medical Board.
From the story:
Fellmeth said her mission is simple: to put power in the hands of the public. For too long, she said, state boards have sought mainly to protect the professionals they are supposed to be monitoring instead of the public. While professionals pay for this oversight in the form of annual fees, these costs are ultimately passed on to consumers.