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
Prepare for a Court Appearance - A guide to representing yourself in
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
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
Proof of Service by Mail
California Courts Online
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
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.
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.
Search California Law
alifornia 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.
LawHelpCalifornia.org provides the public with
easy Internet access to basic legal information and legal resources in
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.
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
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.
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.