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Resources to Help
the Self-Represented Litigant


Referral Flowchart - Helps you determine the right resource.

Court System Overview - Overview of the California State court system

How to Prepare for a Court Appearance - A guide to representing yourself in court.

Virtual Self-Help Law Center - The legal information you want, when you want it whether you have a lawyer or not.  In addition to the how tos on the website, you can find the forms that you need, watch videos, look up the meaning of legal words, and much more.


Videos

Dissolution Tutorial - A video created specifically for Orange County Superior Court, but contains a thorough overview of divorce which will be needed in any county.

Resolving your Small Claims Case in the California Courts - Information about procedures, advisory services, and mediation programs for Small Claims cases.

Resolving your Eviction Case in the California Courts - Information about procedures, advisory services, and mediation programs for Small Claims cases.


Step by Step Guides

Fee Waivers
Proof of Service by Mail
Personal Service
Stepparent Adoption


California Courts Online Self-Help Center

             

    The California Courts Online Self-Help Center, launched in July 2001, is the nation's most comprehensive court-sponsored source of legal information available on the Internet. Currently more than 500,000 court users make use of more than 2,500,000 pages from the site each month. To meet the same needs for our Spanish-speaking public, the council recently launched Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California, the most comprehensive Spanish-language resource for information about the California courts. 

English:  www.courtinfo.ca.gov

Espanolwww.sucorte.ca.gov

EZLegalFile.org

EZLegalFile is an interactive website that provides free help with completing court forms necessary to request or respond to papers regarding divorce, family law, domestic violence, domestic partnership, small claims, evictions, and guardianship.  EZLegalFile will ask you questions, and your answers will be used to fill out the legal forms.

www.EZLegalFile.org

Mendocino County Law Library

    A free public law library providing access to general legal resources to the citizens of Mendocino County.  There are links to many full-text, primary documents such as statutes, cases, and regulations for California, the United States, and beyond.

www.pacificsites.com/~lawlib


Search California Law

    California Law consists of 29 codes, covering various subject areas.  This is the official California State website for on-line access to laws currently in effect.

    www.leginfo.ca.gov/calaw.html


LawHelpCalifornia.org

    LawHelpCalifornia.org provides the public with easy Internet access to basic legal information and legal resources in California.

http://www.LawHelpCA.org


CourTopics

CourTopics, the National Center for State Courts court information database, features in-depth information on court-related topics.  Features include Resource Guides, Overviews, Frequently Asked Questions, State Links, and much more.

www.ncsconline.org


Mendocino Works

Six resource centers located throughout Mendocino County that offer comprehensive employment and training services to businesses and job seekers as a "one-stop" service network

www.mendocinoworks.org

Mendocino County Public Library

Six branches throughout Mendocino County, including the Bookmobile.  Find, order, and renew books on-line; on-line access to magazine, newspaper and e-book databases.

www.mendolibrary.org

Legal Services of Northern California

Providing effective empowerment  advocacy, and access to systems of justice for poor individuals, families, and communities in 23 counties throughout Northern California.

www.lsnc.net

How can we help?  If you have business at the Courthouse and require accommodations because of a disability, or need the assistance of an interpreter or assisted-listening device, please contact the court in advance. Click here for more information on access to the Court.

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