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The Guide to California Courts

Self Help and Legal Research


 

This page provides information about Self Help and Legal Research resources in California. Links are grouped by those that cover courts statewide, for multiple counties, and then by individual county.
 

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California - Statewide Self Help and Legal Research
California Courts - Legal Information and Legal Resources
View California Courts self-help information on court procedure, legal research, lawyers and legal help, small claims, families and children, divorce or separation, abuse and harassment, housing, name change, traffic, seniors and conservatorship, financial issues, criminal law, and appeals. Links to additional online resources and a glossary of terms are included.
Online Law Library Services
Several California law libraries provide staff for the AskNow law librarian service, which provides online answers to legal reference questions and referrals for further research.
LawHelp California Legal Information and Legal Resources
LawHelp California offers legal information and other resources for many legal issues, including housing, family issues, benefits, domestic violence, employment, small claims, veterans and military, civil rights, immigration, disability, estates, and Native American issues. Legal information is also available in a wide range of languages.
California Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC)
The Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC), the staff agency of the Judicial Council for California, provides information about court records management, public access to judicial administrative records, contacts and locations, and additional information about the administration of the California court system.
Child Support Services
The California Department of Child Support Services offers information and services related to child support, including online case information, online child support calculator, paternity establishment and contact information for local offices.
Traffic and Motor Vehicle Information
The California Department of Motor Vehicles offers information about traffic laws, driver licenses, and vehicle registration.
California Statutes
Search California codes by name of code and section, browse codes by table of contents, or search by name of code and keywords.
California Law Libraries
View a list of California county law libraries, with contact information, hours, maps, and links to available local law library websites.
Legal Research Information
The Council of California County Law Librarians offers an online class in how to conduct legal research.
Legal Research Links
The Council of California County Law Librarians offers a categorized list of links to state and national legal resources, including general research, laws, regulations, courts, forms, and rules.
Search California Traffic Safety Institute Traffic Schools
The California Traffic Safety Institute provides lists of classroom and home-study traffic schools, searchable by county. Classroom schools are available in all counties; home-study schools are currently available in 27 counties.
California Legal Document Assistance
View information about California Legal Document Assistants, who help self-represented parties prepare and file legal documents for a fee. Search for a member in your area by name, area code, zip code, city, county, or service performed.
California Court Rules
View and download statewide California Rules of Court by case type and local Superior Court rules by county.
Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
View information about Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) processes, which include mediation, arbitration, neutral evaluation, and settlement conferences, and can help parties resolve disputes without going to court. A link to local Superior Court ADR programs is included.
California Courts - Small Claims Information
View California Courts information on Small Claims cases, including research and trial preparation, filing or responding to a claim, collection or appeal of a judgment, and judgment payment options.
California Courts - Wills, Estates, and Probate Information
View California Courts information about wills, estates, and probate cases, including an overview of asset distribution upon death of an individual, will validity, and the process of administering a probate estate.
California Multiple County Self Help and Legal Research
Search California Approved Online Traffic Schools
The National Traffic Safety Administration provides a searchable list of approved online traffic schools in Amador, Contra Costa, Del Norte, Mendocino, Modoc, Plumas, San Francisco, Sierra, Siskiyou, and Solano Counties. Links to additional information about traffic schools are provided.
Search California Coordinated Court Services Traffic Schools
California Court Services provides lists of classroom traffic schools searchable by county or city, and home-study traffic schools searchable by county. Classroom schools are currently available in most counties; home-study schools are currently available in Butte, Glenn, Imperial, Lake, Lassen, Napa, Riverside, Santa Cruz, and Ventura Counties.
San Benito and Santa Cruz County Small Claims Advisor
The San Benito and Santa Cruz County Small Claims Advisor provides free help preparing court forms, legal information, and procedural advice to individuals representing themselves in small claims cases.
Alameda County - Self Help and Legal Research Resources
Alameda County Self-Representation Information
View information for people who represent themselves in Alameda County Superior Court, including types of help available and answers to frequently asked questions. Links to additional information include the Family Law Facilitator, state and local court forms, court rules, the Alameda County Law Library, the Resource Center, and evidence presentation.
Alameda County Small Claims Information
View information about small claims cases in Alameda County, including court locations and contacts, how to get help with your case, fees, rules, forms, and a link to the California Courts Self-Help Center's small claims resources.
Alameda County Civil Case Information
View information about civil cases in Alameda County, including court locations and contacts, court records, law and motion procedure, tentative rulings, alternative dispute resolution, and a link to the California Courts Self-Help Center.
Alameda County Family Law Information
View information about family law cases in Alameda County, including court locations and contacts, custody, visitation, guardianship, domestic violence, juvenile dependency, mediation, and answers to frequently asked questions.
Alameda County Probate Information
View information about Probate cases in Alameda County, including court location and contacts, types of cases heard, calendar, case research, investigators, examiner's notes, fees, court records, rules, forms, and answers to frequently asked questions.
Alameda County Criminal Case Information
View information about criminal cases in Alameda County, including court locations and contacts, genetic testing, and answers to frequently asked questions.
Alameda County Traffic Case Information
View information about traffic cases in Alameda County, including court locations and contacts, forms, ticket payments, court dates, traffic school, red-light video viewing, and answers to frequently asked questions.
Alameda County Juvenile Case Information
View information about juvenile cases in Alameda County, including court locations and contacts, jurisdiction, and answers to frequently asked questions.
Alameda County Law Library
View information about the Bernard E. Witkin Law Library, including an online catalog, list of available materials, downloadable research guides on a variety of legal topics, and a link to an online ask-a-librarian service.
Alameda County Alternative Dispute Resolution
View information about the Alternative Dispute Resolution program in Alameda County, which includes mediation and arbitration and can help parties resolve disputes without going to court.
Alameda County Drug Court
View information about Alameda County Drug Court, a department of Superior Court that can set up a treatment program in lieu of jail for some offenders.
Alpine County - Self Help and Legal Research Resources
Alpine County Superior Court Rules
View and download Alpine County Superior Court Rules.
Amador County - Self Help and Legal Research Resources
Amador County Superior Court Rules
View and download Amador County Superior Court Rules.
Amador County Alternative Dispute Resolution
View information about the Civil Alternative Dispute Resolution program in Amador County, which includes mediation and arbitration and can help parties resolve disputes without going to court.
Amador County Civil Case Information
View information about civil cases in Amador County Superior Court, including case records, fees, motions, hearings, appeals, restraining orders, and settlement conferences.
Amador County Criminal Case Information
View information about criminal cases in Amador County Superior Court, including appeals, records, appearances, case records, and exhibits.
Amador County Family Court Services Information
View information about family cases in Amador County Superior Court, including mediation, child custody, visitation, parenting, and answers to frequently asked questions.
Amador County Small Claims Information
View information about small claims cases in Amador County Superior Court, including filing a claim, monetary limits, court procedure, and links to additional online resources.
Amador County Traffic Case Information
View information about traffic ticket cases in Amador County Superior Court, including fine payments, insurance, traffic school, appearances, and pleas.
Butte County - Self Help and Legal Research Resources
Butte County Alternative Dispute Resolution
View information about Butte County Alternative Dispute Resolution, which can help parties resolve disputes without going to court. Follow links to see answers to frequently asked questions, and to search for neutral mediators and arbitrators by name, proceeding type, and zip code.
Butte County Superior Court Rules
View and download Butte County Superior Court rules and forms.
Butte County Family Law Self-Representation Information
View information about resources for parties representing themselves in Butte County family law cases, including the Family Law Facilitator and the Self-Help Assistance and Referral Program (SHARP).
Butte County Problem Solving Courts
View information about Butte County Drug Court, DUI Court, Domestic Violence Court, and Comprehensive Treatment Court, which can set up treatment programs in lieu of jail for some offenders.
Butte County Law Library
View information about the Butte County Public Law Library, contacts, location, hours, a list of available services and materials, and links to self-help resources and an online ask-a-librarian service.
Calaveras County - Self Help and Legal Research Resources
Calaveras County Superior Court Alternative Dispute Resolution
View Calaveras County Superior Court Alternative Dispute Resolution information, which includes mediation and arbitrarion and can help parties resolve disputes without going to court.
Calaveras County Self-Help Center
View information for parties representing themselves in Calaveras County Superior Court, including contacts, resources, and links to the Family Law Facilitator and additional statewide resources.
Calaveras County Superior Court Traffic Case Information
View information about traffic cases in Calaveras County Superior Court, including fine payment, traffic school, extensions, correctable citations, contesting your citation, court appearances, traffic school, forms, and deferred entry of judgment.
Calaveras County Superior Court Rules
View and download Calaveras County Superior Court Rules.
Colusa County - Self Help and Legal Research Resources
Colusa County Superior Court Self Help Center
Colusa County Superior Court Self Help Center offers assistance to self-represented persons in family law cases, including a Family Law Facilitator program and links to additional statewide online resources.
Colusa County Family Court Mediator
View information about the Colusa County Family Court Mediator, who provides assistance to parties involved in parenting, custody and visitation conflicts.
Colusa County Superior Court Rules
View and download the Colusa County Superior Court Rules.
Colusa County Superior Court Traffic Case Information
View information about traffic cases in Colusa County Superior Court, including payment, reductions, pleas, and traffic school.
Contra Costa County - Self Help and Legal Research Resources
Contra Costa County Superior Court Alternative Dispute Resolution
View information about Contra Costa County Superior Court Alternative Dispute Resolution, which includes mediation and arbitration and can help parties settle disputes without going to court.
Contra Costa County Superior Court Self Help
Contra Costa County Superior Court Virtual Self-Help Law Center offers information on child custody, support, parentage, divorce, domestic violence, guardianship, eviction, small claims, and traffic court. Information about the court process, a glossary of legal terms, and links to videos are also included.
Contra Costa County Superior Court Legal Information
View a list of resources for legal information, including the Family Court Facilitators, Probate Facilitator, legal workshops, and self-help resources. Contact information, description of available resources, and links to additional information are included.
Contra Costa County Superior Court Rules
View and download the Contra Costa County Superior Court Rules.
Contra Costa County Superior Court Small Claims Information
View the Contra Costa County Superior Court Small Claims Advisor, which includes workshop schedules, contact information, an e-mail question feature, and links to small claims procedure information and online forms.
Contra Costa County Superior Court Telephone Appearances
View instructions for making your court appearance by telephone in some types of hearings in some court departments. A fee may apply.
Contra Costa County Law Library
View information about the Contra Costa County Public Law Library, including location, contacts, hours, available materials and services, and links to additional online resources and an online ask-a-librarian service.
Contra Costa County Superior Court Traffic Case Information
View information about traffic cases in Contra Costa County Superior Court, including fine payments, traffic school, answers to frequently asked questions, and a downloadable form to request cancellation of your civil assessment fee for failure to appear at your court hearing.
Contest City of Lafayette Parking Citations
Contest City of Lafayette parking citations online, check citation status, or submit an online request for an in-person appeal hearing.
Del Norte County - Self Help and Legal Research Resources
Del Norte County Superior Court Family Court Services
View information about Del Norte County Family Court Services, including the Family Law Facilitator who advises parties not represented by an attorney, Family Law Mediation which can help parties resolve disputes without going to court, and Wraparound Services which helps families with multiple court cases.
Del Norte County Superior Court Traffic Case Information
View information about traffic cases in Del Norte County Superior Court, including correctable violations, fine payment, traffic school, court appearances, extensions, and extra fines for failure to appear.
Del Norte County Superior Court Rules
View and download Del Norte County Superior Court Rules.
Del Norte County Superior Court Self-Help Center
The Del Norte Superior Court Self-Help Center offers information on legal matters and provides links to statewide filing tools and forms.
El Dorado County - Self Help and Legal Research Resources
El Dorado County Superior Court Self Help
Resources provided by the El Dorado County Superior Court Self-Help Center include a Family Law Facilitator, information for persons representing themselves in family law cases and civil matters, workshops and clinics, and links to additional local and statewide resources.
El Dorado County Alternative Dispute Resolution
View information about the Alternative Dispute Resolution program in El Dorado County, which includes mediation and arbitration and can help parties resolve disputes without going to court.
El Dorado County Child Custody Mediation
View information about the Child Custody Mediation program in El Dorado County, which can help parties in divorce proceedings agree on custody before going to court.
El Dorado County Specialty Courts
View information about El Dorado County Drug Courts, DUI Court, and Behavioral Health Court, which can set up treatment programs in lieu of jail for some offenders.
El Dorado County Law Library
View information about the El Dorado County Law Library, including contacts, hours, available services, and links to additional online resources.
El Dorado Superior Court Traffic Case Information
View information about traffic cases in El Dorado Superior Court, including traffic court schedules, fine payments, court appearances, traffic school, and correctable violations.
El Dorado County Superior Court Rules
View and download the local rules of the El Dorado County Superior Court.
El Dorado County Superior Court Frequently Asked Questions
Find answers to frequently asked questions about El Dorado County Superior Court, including such topics as adoption, family law, probate, identity theft, civil and criminal case filings, jury duty,small claims, and traffic.
Fresno County - Self Help and Legal Research Resources
Fresno County Superior Court Self Representation
View information for parties representing themselves in Fresno County Superior Court by type of case.
Fresno County Superior Court Alternative Dispute Resolution
View information about the Fresno County Alternative Dispute Resolution program, which includes mediation, arbitration, and case evaluation, and can help parties resolve disputes without going to court. Links include an information packet, rosters of mediators and case evaluators, and free or low-cost mediator services.
Fresno County Law Library
View information about the Fresno County Public Law Library, including contacts, hours, and links to additional resources and an online ask-a-librarian service.
Fresno County Superior Court Traffic Case Information
View information about traffic cases in Fresno County Superior Court, including fine payments, contesting your citation, your DMV record, and traffic school.
Fresno County Superior Court Probate Information
View information about probate cases in Fresno County Superior Court, including an overview of asset distribution upon death of an individual, will validity, and the process of administering a probate estate.
Fresno County Superior Court Rules
View and download Fresno County Superior Court Rules.
Fresno County Superior Court Small Claims
View information about Fresno County Superior Court Small Claims cases, including amount in dispute, filing a claim, trial preparation, and judgment collection.
Fresno County Superior Court Juvenile Case Information
View information about juvenile cases in Fresno County, including delinquency, status offenses, and child abuse and neglect intervention.
Glenn County - Self Help and Legal Research Resources
Glenn County Superior Court Child Custody Mediation
View information about child custody mediation in Glenn County Superior Court, which helps parties involved in a divorce agree on child custody and develop a parenting plan.
Glenn County Superior Court Self Help
View Glenn County Superior Court self help information and resources, including foreclosure help, self help centers, alternative dispute resolution, Family Law Facilitator, community serivces, lawyer referral and legal aid, workshops and clinics, and a link to legal information pamphlets.
Glenn County Superior Court Small Claims Information
View information about small claims cases in Glenn County Superior Court, including the Small Claims Advisor, how to file, monetary limits, and links to additional online resources.
Glenn County Superior Court Traffic Case Information
View information about traffic cases in Glenn County Superior Court, including fine payment, traffic school, trials, DUI, insurance, answers to frequently asked questions, and downloadable forms.
Glenn County Superior Court Probate Information
View Glenn County Superior Court frequently asked questions about Probate.
Humboldt County - Self Help and Legal Research Resources
Humboldt County Law Library
View information about the Humboldt County Law Library, including location, contacts, hours, and links to additional online resources.
Humboldt County Alternative Dispute Resolution
View information about the Humboldt County Alternative Dispute Resolution program, which includes mediation and arbitration and can help parties resolve disputes without going to court. Links to a list of mediators, frequently asked questions, and other online resources are included.
Humboldt County Superior Court Self-Help
View information for self-represented parties in Humboldt County Superior Court, organized by type of case and including links to additional online resources.
Humboldt County Superior Court Small Claims and Eviction Information
View information about small claims and eviction cases in Humboldt County Superior Court, including links to forms, frequently asked questions, and additional online resources.
Humboldt County Superior Court Telephone Appearances
View instructions for making your court appearance by telephone in some types of civil and family law hearings. A fee applies.
Humboldt County Superior Court Traffic Case Information
View information about traffic cases in Humboldt County Superior Court, including fine payment, traffic school, extensions, correctable violations, and contesting citations.
Humboldt County Superior Court Rules
View and download Humboldt Superior Court Rules.
Humboldt County Superior Court Small Claims and Judgments
View information about Humboldt County Superior Court Small Claims cases, including how to file, collection of judgments, appeals, and links to an onsite Small Claims Clinic and frequently asked questions.
Humboldt County Superior Court Probate Information
View information about probate cases in Humboldt County, including an overview of asset distribution upon death, the process of administering a probate estate, and frequently asked questions regarding probate.
Imperial County - Self Help and Legal Research Resources
Imperial County Law Library and Self-Help Center
View information about the Imperial County Law Library, including location, contacts, hours, description of materials and internet resources, self-help center programs and workshops, and civil and family law self-help information.
Imperial County Superior Court Approved Traffic Schools
View and download a list of traffic schools approved by Imperial County Superior Court.
Imperial County Superior Court Rules
View and download Imperial County Superior Court Rules.
Inyo County - Self Help and Legal Research Resources
Inyo County Superior Court Self-Help and Family Law Facilitator
View information about the Inyo County Self-Help Center, including location, contacts, hours, and available services. A link to family law mediation instructions is included. Also view information about the Inyo County Family Law Facilitator, who helps parties without an attorney.
Inyo County Superior Court Rules
View the local rules of Inyo County Superior Court.
Inyo County Superior Court Traffic Case Information
View information about traffic cases in Inyo County Superior Court, including correctable violations, extensions, pleas, failure to appear, trial by written declaration without a court appearance, and traffic school. A list of approved online and home-study traffic schools is included.
Inyo County Superior Court Alternative Dispute Resolution
View information about the Inyo County Superior Court Alternative Dispute Resolution program, mediation services, and a list of court aproved mediators.
Inyo County Superior Court Small Claims
View information about small claims cases in Inyo County Superior Court, including filing a claim, monetary limits, and court procedure.
Kern County - Self Help and Legal Research Resources
Kern County Superior Court Self-Help Center
View Kern County Superior Court self help center information by clicking the Self-Help Center menu item at the top of the page. A list of services and legal resources available at the Center is provided, which includes workshops, Law Library access, and trained Center staff assistance.
Kern County Superior Court Mediation and Alternative Dispute Resolution
View information about Mediation and Alternative Dispute Resolution to settle civil cases within the Kern County Superior Court. Under the Civil Search Menu in the left column, select the Civil Mediation or Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) links.
Kern County Superior Court Rules
View and download the local rules of Kern County Superior Court.
Kern County Law Library
View information about the Kern County Law Library, including contacts, hours, available services and materials, a self-help center, and links to additional online resources.
Kern County Superior Court Small Claims
View information about small claims cases in Kern County Superior Court, including monetary limits, Small Claims Advisor assistance, filing a claim, and court procedure.
Kings County - Self Help and Legal Research Resources
Kings County Superior Court Child Support Telephone Appearance
View instructions for making your child support appearance by telephone.
King County Superior Court Family Law Self-Help
View Kings County Superior Court self-help information, including the Family Law Facilitator who helps parties represent themselves.
Kings County Superior Court Traffic Case Information
View information about traffic cases in Kings County Superior Court, including types of citations, fine payments, extensions, contesting a citation, and penalties for failure to appear or to pay. Link to Traffic Violator School Program for details on program eligibility, a downloadable contract, and instructions on how to request and pay for traffic school.
Kings County Superior Court Rules
View and download Kings County Superior Court Rules.
Kings County Superior Court Juvenile Case Information
View information about juvenile cases in Kings County Superior Court, including court location and jurisdiction, types of offenses, and answers to frequently asked questions.
Lake County - Self Help and Legal Research Resources
Lake County Legal Resources
View and download information from Lake County on a variety of legal topics, including child support, juvenile justice and delinquency, and elder abuse. Link to general jail information, in addition to inmate searches, in custody lists, recent arrests, and pending preliminary hearing links.
Lake County Superior Court Rules
View and download local rules of the Lake County Superior Court.
Lake County Superior Court Small Claims
View information about small claims cases in Lake County Superior Court, including location and hearing schedules, a downloadable instruction packet, and contact information for the Small Claims Legal Advisor.
Lake County Superior Court Self-Help Resources
Lake County Superior Court self-help resources include a self-help center with reference and educational materials, a Family Law Facilitator office, a link to Lake County Law Library services, and a downloadable list of workshops available on various legal topics.
Lassen County - Self Help and Legal Research Resources
Lassen County Superior Court Child Custody Counseling and Mediation
View information about the Lassen County Superior Court's Child Custody Recommending Counseling and Mediation services, helping parties come to an agreement in child custody cases. Links to various child custody documents are available, including intake packets, an orientation brochure, and a Certificate of Completion needed for session participation.
Lassen County Superior Court Self-Help
View information about the Lassen County Access to Justice Center and Self-Help Center, including the Family Law Facilitator, Self Help Attorney, Small Claims Advisor, and Child Custody Recommending Counselor/Mediator. Links to additional online resources and walk-in legal clinics are included. All services are free.
Lassen County Superior Court Traffic Case Information
View information about traffic cases in Lassen County Superior Court, including fine payment, pleas, failure to appear, traffic school, and correctable violations.
Lassen County Superior Court Rules
View and download local rules of the Lassen County Superior Court.
Lassen County Superior Court Juvenile Cases
View information about juvenile delinquency and dependency cases in Lassen County Juvenile Court and a list of frequently asked questions, including legal representation, confidentiality, and record sealing.
Los Angeles County - Self Help and Legal Research Resources
Los Angeles County Superior Court Locator
Search Los Angeles County Superior Court locations by city, community or zip code. Search by court location to see if your community or zip code is served by that court location.
Los Angeles County Superior Court Family Law Self-Help
View Los Angeles County Superior Court family law self help information on matters including divorce, separation, child custody or support, and domestic violence.
Los Angeles Superior Court Probate Self Help
View Los Angeles County Superior Court probate self help information on matters such as guardianship, conservatorship, estate planning and creditors claims.
Los Angeles County Superior Court Civil Case Information
View information about civil cases in Los Angeles County Superior Court, including legal assistance, how to file, and how to collect a judgment.
Los Angeles County Superior Court Small Claims Information
View information about small claims cases in Los Angeles County Superior Court, including how to get help, filing, court procedures, locations, and links to forms and rules.
Los Angeles County Superior Court Criminal Information
View information about criminal cases in Los Angeles County Superior Court, including types of cases, fines, bail, appeals, expungement, restraining orders, and domestic violence.
Los Angeles County Superior Court Traffic Case Information
View information about traffic cases in Los Angeles County Superior Court, including procedures, traffic school, how to get help, locations, court rules, and fines and fees. Online services include ticket payment, request for extension, request for traffic school, court date scheduling, and searching your ticket status by driver's license number or ticket number. Links are in the right column.
Los Angeles County Law Library
View information about the LA Law Library, including contacts, hours, an online catalog, descriptions of available materials and services, research classes, and links to additional resources.
Los Angeles County Superior Court Small Claims Electronic Filing
File your Los Angeles County Superior Court small claims case electronically. Registration and a fee are required.
Contest City of Bellflower Parking Citations
Contest City of Bellflower parking citations online, check citation status, or submit an online request for an in-person appeal hearing.
Contest City of Maywood Parking Citations
Contest City of Maywood parking citations online, check citation status, or submit an online request for an in-person appeal hearing.
Los Angeles County Superior Court Mental Health Information
View information about the Mental Health Department of Los Angeles County Superior Court, which deals with cases involving mental disorders and mental health legal issues.
Los Angeles County Superior Court Juvenile Information
View information about juvenile cases in Los Angeles County,including court location and jurisdiction, type of offenses, forms, fees, and frequently asked questions.
Madera County - Self Help and Legal Research Resources
Madera County Superior Court Rules
View and download the local rules for Madera County Superior Court.
Madera County Superior Court Family Law Self Help
View information about the Madera County Superior Court Family Law Facilitator and Self Help Center, which assists self-represented parties with family law issues.
Madera County Superior Court Small Claims Information
View information about small claims cases in Madera County Superior Court, including monetary limits, locations, procedures, and links to forms and additional online resources.
Madera County Superior Court Traffic Case Information
View information about traffic cases in Madera County Superior Court, including fine payment, local procedures, correctable violations, and traffic school.
Marin County - Self Help and Legal Research Resources
Marin County Superior Court Legal Self-Help
View information about the Marin County Superior Court Legal Self Help Services Division, including location, hours, and available services and resources.
Marin County Superior Court Alternative Dispute Resolution
View information about the Marin County Superior Court Alternative Dispute Resolution programs, which include mediation, arbitration, and settlement conferences and can help parties resolve disputes without going to court.
Marin County Collaborative Justice Courts
View information about Marin County drug, mental illness, family violence, and youth courts, which can set up treatment and educational programs in lieu of jail for some offenders.
Marin County Superior Court Telephone Appearances
View instructions for making your court appearance by telephone in some types of civil hearings. A fee applies.
Marin County Superior Court Small Claims Information
View information about small claims cases in Marin County Superior Court, including answers to frequently asked questions, forms, procedures, and Small Claims Advisor legal assistance services.
Marin County Superior Court Traffic Case Information
View information about traffic cases in Marin County Superior Court, including citations, fine payment, failure to appear, pleas, legal assistance, traffic school, correctable violations, and answers to frequently asked questions.
Marin County Superior Court Probate Information
View information about probate cases in Marin County Superior Court.
Mariposa County - Self Help and Legal Research Resources
Mariposa County Superior Court Rules
View the local rules of Mariposa County Superior Court.
Mariposa County Superior Court Mediation
View information about mediation services in Mariposa County, which can help parties resolve disputes without going to court.
Mariposa County Superior Court Small Claims Information
View information about small claims cases in Mariposa County Superior Court, including tips for representing yourself and a link to small claims forms.
Mariposa County Superior Court Traffic Case Information
View information about traffic cases in Mariposa County Superior Court, including fine payment, contesting citations, correctable citations, and traffic school.
Mariposa County Superior Court Probate Information
View information about probate cases in Mariposa County, including frequently asked questions.
Mariposa County Superior Court Juvenile Case Information
View information about juvenile cases in Mariposa County Superior Court.
Mariposa County Superior Court Family Law Information
Mariposa County Superior Court provides information about legal proceedings related to family and marriage disputes, and provides a Family Law Facilitator office.
Mendocino County - Self Help and Legal Research Resources
Mendocino County Superior Court Self-Help Center
View information about the Mendocino County Self-Help Legal Access Center, including available services, resources, and facilitators.
Mendocino County Superior Court Rules
View and download the local court rules for Mendocino County Superior Court.
Mendocino County Adult Drug Court
View information about Mendocino County Adult Drug Court, which can set up a treatment program in lieu of jail for some offenders.
Mendocino County Family Dependency Drug Court
View information about Mendocino County Family Dependency Drug Court, which can set up a treatment program and arrange for placement of children for parents with substance abuse problems.
Mendocino County Superior Court Small Claims Information
View information about small claims cases in Mendocino County Superior Court, including jurisdiction, forms, filing, mediation, and assistance from the Small Claims Advisor.
Mendocino County Law Library
View information about the Mendocino County Law Library, including location, hours, available materials and services, and links to additional online resources.
Mendocino County Superior Court Traffic Case Information
View information about traffic cases in Mendocino County Superior Court, including court calendar, correctable violations, find payments, traffic school, court appearances, trial by written statement, and extensions.
Mendocino County Superior Court Juvenile Case Information
View information about juvenile cases in Mendocino County Superior Court, including forms, filing procedures, fees, and the Juvenile Court calendar.
Mendocino County Superior Court Probate Information
View information on probate cases in Mendocino County Superior Court, including conservatorship investigations, and the availability of a probate referee.
Merced County - Self Help and Legal Research Resources
Merced County Superior Court Self Help
View Merced County Superior Court self help information, including the Self-Help Center, assistance from the Small Claims Advisor, and links to additional online resources.
Merced County Superior Court Alternative Dispute Resolution
View information about the Merced County Superior Court Alternative Dispute Resolution programs, which include mediation and arbitration and can help parties resolve disputes without going to court. Links to forms and a list of neutral mediators and arbitrators are included.
Merced County Superior Court Rules
View and download the local rules of Merced County Superior Court
Merced County Superior Court Telephone Appearances
View instructions for making your court appearance by telephone in some types of civil, family law, and probate hearings. A fee applies.
Merced County Law Library
View information about the Merced County Law Library, including location, hours, available services and materials, and links to additional online resources.
Merced County Superior Court Traffic Case Information
View information about traffic cases in Merced County Superior Court, including fine payment, court appearances, traffic school, correctable violations, contesting citations, and answers to frequently asked questions.
Merced County Superior Court Juvenile Case Information
View information about juvenile cases in Merced County Superior Court, including delinquency and dependency matters, the juvenile delinquency calendar, and additional county resources.
Merced County Superior Court Family Law Self-Help
View Merced County Superior Court Family Law self-help resources, including links to contacts, the Family Law Child Custody Recommending Counselor, and payment option information.
Modoc County - Self Help and Legal Research Resources
Modoc County Superior Court Self Help
View information about the Modoc County Superior Court Self Help Center, including location, hours, and types of assistance available, including family law, small claims, and traffic disputes.
Modoc County Superior Court Rules
View and download the local rules of Modoc County Superior Court.
Mono County - Self Help and Legal Research Resources
Mono County Superior Court Small Claims Information
View information about small claims cases in Mono County Superior Court, including filing information, money limits, the Small Claims Advisor, and links to additional resources.
Mono County Superior Court Rules
View and download local rules of Mono County Superior Court.
Mono County Superior Court Self-Help Center
View information about Mono County Superior Court self-help center, including location, contacts, and links to other resource materials.
Monterey County - Self Help and Legal Research Resources
Monterey County Superior Court Self-Help Center
View Monterey County Superior Court self help center information, including contacts, locations, hours, types of services available, and links to forms, workshops, and additional online resources.
Monterey County Alternative Dispute Resolution
View information about the Alternative Dispute Resolution programs in Monterey County, which include mediation, arbitration, and settlement conferences, and can help parties resolve disputes without going to court. Links to forms and lists of arbitrators and mediators are included.
Monterey County Superior Court Small Claims Information
View information about small claims cases in Monterey County Superior Court, including monetary limits, fees, a procedural checklist, and step-by-step instructions.
Monterey County Superior Court Traffic Case Information
View information about traffic cases in Monterey County Superior Court, including court appearances, failure to appear, fine payment, correctable violations, traffic school, trial by written statement, appeals, and night court.
Monterey County Superior Court Probate Information
View information about probate cases in Monterey County Superior Court, including an overview of asset distribution upon death of an individual, conservatorships, and guardianships.
Napa County - Self Help and Legal Research Resources
Napa County Superior Court Family Law Information and Mediation
View information about family law cases in Napa County Superior Court, including family mediation, the Family Law Facilitator, and domestic violence services.
Napa County Superior Court Small Claims Information
View information about small claims cases in Napa County Superior Court, including montetary limits, procedures and links to additional resources.
Napa County Law Library
View information about the Napa County Law Library, including contacts, location, hours, available print and online materials, services, and links to additional resources.
Napa County Superior Court Traffic Case Information
View information about traffic cases in Napa County Superior Court, including citation types, court appearances, correctable violations, and fine payments. Sign up online for Napa County Superior Court approved traffic schools; links to approved classroom and online schools are included.
Napa County Superior Court Self-Help Center
The Napa County Superior Court Self-Help Center and Family Law Facilitator office assist individuals representing themselves in family law cases and some civil matters with form preparation and procedural guidance.
Napa County Superior Court Juvenile Case Information
View information about juvenile delinquency and dependency cases in Napa County Superior Court.
Napa County Superior Court Rules
View and download local rules of the Napa County Superior Court.
Nevada County - Self Help and Legal Research Resources
Nevada County Superior Court Self-Help
View information about the Nevada County Superior Court Public Law Center and Family Law Facilitator, including locations, hours, available services, and links to additional online self help resources.
Nevada County Superior Court Alternative Dispute Resolution
View information about Nevada County Alternative Dispute Resolution, which includes arbitration and mediation and can help parties resolve disputes without going to court. Links to forms and a list of mediators are included.
Nevada County Law Library
View information about the Nevada County Law Library, including location, hours, an online catalog search, and descriptions of available materials and services.
Nevada County Superior Court Traffic Case Information
View information about traffic cases in Nevada County Superior Court, including court appearances, pleas, postponements, trial by written statement, correctable violations, fine payment, and failure to appear. A link to traffic school information is in the left column.
Nevada County Superior Court Juvenile Case Information
View information about juvenile cases in Nevada County Superior Court, including an overview of juvenile dependency, delinquency, and status offenses, court authority and legal help.
Nevada County Superior Court Probate Information
View information about probate cases in Nevada County Superior Court, including an overview of asset distribution upon the death of an individual, procedural steps, and additional resources to consult.
Nevada County Superior Court Small Claims Information
View information about Nevada County Superior Court Small Claims, including where to obtain forms, consulting the Small Claims Advisor, and additional resources.
Orange County - Self Help and Legal Research Resources
Orange County Superior Court Self-Help
View Orange County Superior Court self-help information, including the locations of Self-Help Centers at Lamoreaux, Central, Harbor, North, and West Justice Centers. Services include procedural guidance, forms, and workshops on a variety of legal subjects.
Orange County Collaborative Courts
View information about Orange County Collaborative Courts, specialized programs of Superior Court that can set up treatment programs in lieu of jail for some offenders with DUI, drug, or mental health problems. Collaborative Courts in Orange County include Adult Drug Court, Boys Court, Opportunity Court (mental health), Dependency Drug Court, DUI Court, Girls Court, Homeless Outreach Court, Juvenile Drug Court, Recovery Court (mental health), Truancy Court, Veterans Court, and WIT/Whatever It Takes Court (mental health).
Orange County Law Library
View information about the Orange County Law Libraty, including location, hours, an online catalog, descriptions of available mateirals and services, and links to additional online resources and an online "chat with a librarian" service.
Orange County Superior Court Alternative Dispute Resolution
View information about the Alternative Dispute Resolution process in Orange County, which includes mediation, arbitration, neutral evaulation, and foreclosure relief settlement and can help parties resolve disputes without going to court. Links to forms and lists of mediators, arbitrators, and neutral evaluators are included.
Orange County Superior Court Family Law Information
View information about family law cases and procedures in Orange County Superior Court. Links at the bottom of the page include Family Court Services, which provides child custody mediation and other services; and the Family Law Facilitator, who helps parties without lawyers prepare their family law cases.
Orange County Superior Court Small Claims Information
View information about small claims cases in Orange County Superior Court, including links to the Small Claims Advisory program and electronic filing services.
Orange County Superior Court Traffic Case Information
View information about traffic cases in Orange County Superior Court, including fine payment, court appearances, contesting citations, night court, extensions, correctable violations, appeals, a link to online court date reservations, and a link to traffic school information. Traffic school information includes online eligibility check and signup, online payment, and a link to approved classroom and online traffic schools.
Orange County Superior Court Juvenile Case Information
View information about juvenile cases in Orange County Superior Court, including court location and jurisdiction, types of offenses, additional resource materials, and assistance from the Self-Help Center,
Orange County Superior Court Probate Information
View information about probate cases in Orange County, including assistance from the Self-Help Centers, multiple resource links, available clinics, and necessary forms.
Search Court Case Records
View Orange County Superior Court local rules.
Placer County - Self Help and Legal Research Resources
Placer County Superior Court Legal Help
View information about the Placer County Superior Court Legal Help Center, including hours, locations, available services, types of cases handled, clinics and workshops. Links at the bottom of the page open additional information about family, civil, probate, and criminal case types.
Placer County Superior Court Child Custody Mediation
View information about Placer County Superior Court child custody mediation, in which a neutral mediator helps parties agree on child custody issues before going to court.
Placer County Superior Court Rules
View and download the local rules of Placer County Superior Court.
Placer County Superior Court Small Claims Information
View information about small claims cases in Placer County Superior Court, including monetary limits, how to file, forms, and contact information for the Placer County Small Claims Advisor.
Placer County Superior Court Traffic School Information
View information about PlacerCounty Superior Court traffic school eligibility and procedures, including links to approved classroom and home-study traffic schools.
Placer County Mediation
Placer Dispute Resolution Service offers mediation, which can help parties resolve disputes without going to court.
Placer County Superior Court Probate Information
View information about probate cases in Placer County Superior Court, including an overview of asset distribution upon death of an individual, will validity, and the process of administering a probate estate.
Placer County Superior Court Juvenile Case Information
View information about juvenile cases in Placer County, including delinquency, dependency, and status offenses.
Plumas County - Self Help and Legal Research Resources
Plumas County Law Library
View information about the Plumas County Law Library, including contacts, available materials and services, and a link to additional online resources.
Plumas County Superior Court Rules
View local rules of the Plumas County Superior Court.
Plumas County Superior Court Self-Help Center
The Self-Help Center of Plumas County Superior Court provides procedural assistance to individuals representing themselves in all family law matters, including divorce, suppport, and custody disputes, step parent adoptions, and guardianships.
Riverside County - Self Help and Legal Research Resources
Riverside County Superior Court Self-Help Center
Riverside County Superior Court Online Self-Center offers information on a variety of legal topics, including family law, small claims, unlawful detainers (evictions), and probate. Assistance with procedures, forms, workshops, self-help information center locations, and additional resources and materials are available to individuals representing themselves in legal proceedings.
Riverside County Law Library
View information about the Riverside County Law Library, including locations, hours, an online catalog, available materials and services, special events, an online reference question service, and links to additional online resources.
Riverside County Superior Court Alternative Dispute Resolution
View information about Alternative Dispute Resolution programs in Riverside County, which include mediation, arbitration, and settlement conferences, and can help parties resolve disputes without going to court. Links to rules, forms, lists of arbitrators and mediators, and additional coummnity dispute resolution providers are included.
Riverside County Superior Court Rules
View and download the local rules of Riverside County Superior Court.
Riverside County Superior Court Small Claims Information
View information about small claims cases in Riverside County Superior Court, including monetary limits, filing, self-help, and the Small Claims Advisor.
Riverside County Superior Court Traffic Case Information
View information about traffic cases in Riverside County Superior Court, including fine payment, contesting citations, extensions, appearances, traffic school, correctable violations, and night court. Traffic school information includes signup and payment, and links to approved classroom and online traffic schools.
Riverside County Superior Court Juvenile Law Information
View information about juvenile cases in Riverside County Superior Court, including delinquency, status offenses, and child abuse and neglect intervention.
Riverside County Superior Court Probate Information
View information about probate cases in Riverside County Superior Court, including an overview of asset distribution upon death of an individual, will validity, and the process of administering a probate estate.
Sacramento County - Self Help and Legal Research Resources
Sacramento County Superior Court Self Help
View Sacramento County Superior Court links to self-help resources, including case and document searches, small claims filing, form help, law library, court rules, and Civil and Family Law Self-Help Centers.
Sacramento County Superior Court Mediation - Small Claims
View information about the small claims mediation program in Sacramento County Superior Court, which can help parties resolve disputes without going to court.
Sacramento County Superior Court Alternative Dispute Resolution
View information about Alternative Dispute Resolution programs in Sacramento County Superior Court, which include arbitration, mediation, and settlement conferences and can help parties resolve disputes without going to court.
Sacramento County Superior Court Landlord-Tenant Mediation
View information about the landlord-tenant mediation program in Sacramento County Superior Court, which helps parties resolve disuptes and reach a contractual agreement without going to court.
Sacramento County Drug Court
View information about Sacramento County Drug Court, a program of Superior Court that can set up a treatment program in lieu of jail for some offenders.
Sacramento County Law Library
View information about the Sacramento County Law Library, including location, hours, an online catalog, descriptions of available materials and services, and links to additional online resources. A link to AskNow, and online ask-a-librarian service is included under Library Services/Reference Librarians.
Sacramento County Superior Court Rules
View and download the local rules of Sacramento County Superior Court.
Sacramento County Superior Court Small Claims Information
View information about small claims cases in Sacramento County Superior Court, including filing, procedure, the Small Claims Advisory Clinic, and links to the small claims mediation program and electronic filing service.
Sacramento County Superior Court Traffic Case Information
View information about traffic cases in Sacramento County Superior Court, including fine payments, court procedures, correctable violations, and traffic school.
Sacramento County Superior Court Juvenile Delinquency Information
View information about juvenile delinquency cases in Sacramento County Superior Court, including court location and jurisdiction, types of offenses, an introduction to juvenile delinquency court video, and answers to frequently asked questions.
Sacramento County Superior Court Juvenile Dependency Information
View information about juvenile dependency cases in Sacramento Superior Court, including court location and jurisdiction for child abuse and neglect intervention.
Sacramento County Superior Court Probate Information
View information about probate cases in Sacramento County Superior Court, including an overview of asset distribution upon death of an individual, conservatorships, and guardianships.
San Benito County - Self Help and Legal Research Resources
San Benito County Superior Court Self Help Center
View information about the San Benito County Superior Court Self Help Center, including hours, location, availble services, and links to court information, forms and instructions, and additional self-help resources.
San Benito County Superior Court Family Law Mediator
View information about the San Benito County Superior Court Family Court Mediator program, which can help parties agree on child custody and visitaiton issues before going to court. Information about guardianship, conservatorship, emancipation, and step-parent adoption is included. Links to the Family Law Facilitator, domestic violence information, and additional resources are included.
San Benito Superior Court Traffic Case Information
View information about traffic cases in San Benito County Superior Court, including fine payments, court procedures, and traffic school eligibility. A link to approved traffic schools is provided.
San Benito Superior Court Rules
View and download local rules of the San Benito Superior Court.
San Benito County Domestic Violence Information
View a list of domestic violence resources in San Benito County, and instructions for obtaining a restraining order.
San Benito County Superior Court Family Law Facilitator
View information about the San Benito County Superior Court Family Law Facilitator, who provides legal advice to self-represented parties in family law cases.
San Bernardino County - Self Help and Legal Research Resources
San Bernardino County Superior Court Information
View information about San Bernardino County Superior Court, including criminal, traffic, civil, small claims, landlord-tenant, family law, child support, probate, and juvenile.
San Bernardino County Superior Court Rules
View and download the San Bernardino County Superior Court local rules.
San Bernardino County Law Library
View information about the Law Library for San Bernardino County, including locations, hours, an online catalog, descriptions of available materials and services, and links to additional resources and an online ask-a-librarian service.
San Bernardino County Superior Court Self Help
View information for self-represented parties in San Bernardino County Superior Court, including child support, the Family Law Facilitator, guardianship, landlord-tenant, and small claims.
San Bernardino Superior Courts Probate Cases
View information about probate cases in San Bernardino County Superior Court, including links to asset distribution upon death of an individual, conservatorships, guardianships, and probate notes.
San Bernardino County Superior Court Juvenile Cases
View information about juvenile cases in San Bernardino County, including links to delinquency, status offenses, and child abuse and neglect intervention.
San Bernardino Superior Court Small Claims Information
View information on small claims in San Bernardino Superior Court, including case preparation, fees, filing a claim, party notification, TurboCourt, and Small Claims Advisor assistance.
San Diego County - Self Help and Legal Research Resources
San Diego County Superior Court Alternative Dispute Resolution
View information about the Civil Alternative Dispute Resolution process in San Diego County Superior Court, which includes arbitration, mediation, and settlement conferences, and can help parties resolve disputes without going to court. Links to forms, locations, a mediator search, and frequently asked questions are provided. There are also links to mediation services for civil harassment, child custody, probate, and small claims actions.
San Diego County Superior Court Self-Help
View the San Diego Superior Court Online Self-Help Center, with information about court procedures, forms, and available assistance. Links to additional self-help services for restraining orders, guardianship, conservatorship, family law, landlord-tenant, small claims, and traffic cases are included.
San Diego County Superior Court Small Claims Information
View information about small claims cases in San Diego County Superior Court, including mediation services, how to file a case, fees, forms, locations, and the services of the Small Claims Advisor.
San Diego County Superior Court Traffic Case Information
View information about traffic cases in San Diego County Superior Court, including fine payments, extensions, traffic school, pleas, appearances, correctable violations, and red light camera tickets. Links to lists of approved traffic schools and an online traffic school request are included.
San Diego County Law Library
View information about the San Diego County Law Library, including locations, hours, an online catalog, descriptions of available materials and resources, and links to additional resources and an online chat with a law librarian.
San Diego County Superior Court Probate Cases
View information about probate cases in San Diego County Superior Court, including an overview of asset distribution upon death of an individual, wills, trusts, and estate administration, probate mediation, and frequently asked questions.
San Diego County Superior Court Juvenile Case Information
View information about juvenile cases in San Diego County, including delinquency and dependency cases, school truancy, traffic and minor offenses, juvenile drug court, and procedural matters. Assistance for low-income families needing representation in dependency cases from the Dependency Legal Group of San Diego is also offered.
San Diego County Superior Court Rules
View local rules of the San Diego County Superior Court.
San Francisco County - Self Help and Legal Research Resources
San Francisco County Superior Court Alternative Dispute Resolution
View the San Francisco County Superior Court Alternative Dispute Resolution Program, which includes mediation, arbitration, and settlement, and can help parties resolve disputes without going to court. Links to additional information and lists of approved mediators are included.
San Francisco County Superior Court Self-Help
View information about the San Francisco County Superior Court self-help services available at the ACCESS Center, including case preparation and procedural assistance for family law, small claims, evictions, and other legal matters. A family law facilitator is available at the ACCESS Center.
San Francisco County Superior Court Rules
View and download San Francisco County Superior Court local rules.
San Francisco County Superior Court Traffic Case Information
View information about traffic cases in San Francisco County Superior Court, including contesting citations, fine payments, traffic school, red light camera citations, and night court. Links to approved traffic schools are included.
San Francisco County Superior Court Collaborative Courts
View information about San Francisco County Superior Court collaborative courts, which include Behavioral Health Court, Community Justice Center, Drug Court, Offender Treatment Program, Parole Reentry Court, Probation Alternatives Court, and several juvenile-oriented collaborative courts. These specialized courts can set up treatment programs in lieu of jail for some offenders with substance abuse or mental health problems.
San Francisco Law Library
View information about the San Francisco Law Library, including locations, hours, an online catalog, descriptions of available materials and services, and links to online research, self-help resources, and an online ask-a-librarian service.
San Francisco County Superior Court Small Claims Information
View information about small claims cases in San Francisco County Superior Court, including monetary limits, preparation and procedural assistance from the self-help ACCESS Center, forms, and links to additional online resources.
San Francisco County Superior Court Probate Information
View information about probate cases in San Francisco Superior Court, including an overview of asset distribution upon death of an individual, conservatorships, and guardianships, probate forms and calendar, and answers to frequently asked questions.
San Joaquin County - Self Help and Legal Research Resources
San Joaquin County Superior Court Self Help
View San Joaquin County Superior Court self-help resources.
San Joaquin County Superior Court Alternative Dispute Resolution
View information about San Joaquin County Superior Court civil arbitration and mediation programs, which help parties resolve disputes without going to court. Links to forms and a list of mediators are included.
San Joaquin County Superior Court Small Claims Information
View information about small claims cases in San Joaquin County Superior Court, including filing instructions, procedure, mediation, collecting or paying a judgment, and a link to forms.
San Joaquin County Collaborative Courts
View information about San Joaquin County Collaborative Court, including Drug Court, DUI Court, and Homeless Court, which can set up treatment programs in lieu of jail for some offenders.
San Joaquin County Superior Court Traffic Case Information
View information about traffic cases in San Joaquin County Superior Court, including fine payments, pleas, traffic school, extensions, correctable violations, and appearances.
San Joaquin County Superior Court Rules
View local rules of the San Joaquin County Superior Court.
San Luis Obispo County - Self Help and Legal Research Resources
San Luis Obispo County Superior Court Self-Help
View San Luis Obispo County Superior Court self-help information by topic, including family law, guardianship, civil harassment restraining orders, name change, small claims, and court conduct. Links to additional online resources are included.
San Luis Obispo County Superior Court Family Court Services and Mediation
View information about San Luis Obispo County Superior Court Family Court Services, including child custody mediation, domestic violence, and parent education classes.
San Luis Obispo County Mediation and Arbitration
The San Luis Obispo County Bar Association offers Alternative Dispute Resolution services and a list of mediators and arbitrators, who can help parties resolve disputes without going to court.
San Luis Obispo County Superior Court Rules
View and download the local rules of San Luis Obispo County Superior Court.
San Luis Obispo County Superior Court Traffic Case Information
View information about traffic cases in San Luis Obispo County Superior Court, including tickets payment, traffic school, court appearances, locations, and forms. Links to lists of classroom and home-study traffic schools are included.
San Luis Obispo County Law Library
View information about the San Luis Obispo County Law Library, including location, hours, an online catalog, available services, and links to addtional online resources and an online ask-a-librarian service.
San Luis Obispo County Small Claims Advisory
The San Luis Obispo County District Attorney's Office offers a Small Claims Advisory service, which helps parties with small claims cases. Links to additional resources are included.
San Mateo County - Self Help and Legal Research Resources
San Mateo County Superior Court Self-Help Center
View San Mateo County Superior Court self-help center covering a variety of issues such as child custody, divorce, small claims and traffic.
San Mateo County Superior Court Appropriate Dispute Resolution
View San Mateo County Superior Court Appropriate Dispute Resolution, which includes mediation and arbitration and can help parties resolve disputes without going to trial. Links to searchable rosters of arbitrators and mediators are included.
San Mateo County Superior Court Telephone Appearances
View instructions for making your court appearance by telephone in some types of civil and probate hearings. A fee applies.
San Mateo County Superior Court Family Court Services
View information about San Mateo Superior Court Family Court Services, including child custody mediation, parent workshops, forms, and a link to the Family Law Facilitator who helps parties without attorneys.
San Mateo County Superior Court Rules
View and download the local rules of San Mateo County Superior Court.
San Mateo County Superior Court Small Claims Information
View information about small claims cases in San Mateo County Superior Court, including filing, fees, procedures, forms, and a link to the Small Claims Advisor who helps parties without an attorney.
San Mateo County Superior Court Traffic Case Information
View information about traffic cases in San Mateo County Superior Court, including appearances, fine payments, extensions, traffic school, and red light camera tickets. A link to a searchable list of approved traffic schools is included.
San Mateo County Law Library
View information about the San Mateo County Law Library, including location, hours, an online catalog, available materials and services, and links to additional online resources.
San Mateo County Superior Court Juvenile Cases
View information about San Mateo County Superior Court juvenile cases, including delinquency, dependency, adoptions and emancipation matters for minors.
San Mateo County Superior Court Probate Cases
View information about probate cases in San Mateo County Superior Court, with links providing an overview of asset distribution upon death of an individual, guardianships, forms, and links to additional resources.
Santa Barbara County - Self Help and Legal Research Resources
Santa Barbara County Superior Court Dispute Resolution
View information about Santa Barbara County Superior Court Appropriate Dispute Resolution program, which includes mediation, arbitration, and early neutral evaluation and can help parties resolve disputes without going to court. Links to rosters of mediators, arbitrators, and neutral evaluators are included.
Santa Barbara County Superior Court Family Court Services
View information about Santa Barbara County Superior Court Family Court Services, including locations, hours, and descriptions of available services. Links include additional online resources, classes, child custody mediation, and the Family Law Facilitor who helps parties without an attorney.
Santa Barbara County Superior Court Substance Abuse Treatment Court
View information about Santa Barbara County Superior Court Substance Abuse Treatment Court, which can set up a treatment program in lieu of jail for some offenders.
Santa Barbara County Superior Court Self Help
View information about self-help support in Santa Barbara County Superior Court, including a Legal Resource Center with reference, video, and educational materials. Center locations and hours are included.
Santa Barbara County Superior Court Small Claims Information
View information about small claims cases in Santa Barbara County Superior Court, including locations, hours, monetary limits, how to file, court procedures, and the Small Claims Advisor who provides free assistance.
Santa Barbara County Superior Court Traffic Cases
View information about traffic cases in Santa Barbara County Superior Court, including ticket payments, correctable violations, extensions, court appearances, and traffic school. Links to lists of approved traffic schools and online signup are included.
Santa Barbara County Law Library
View information about the Santa Barbara County Law Library, including locations, hours, available materials and services, and a link to the Santa Maria Law Library.
Santa Barbara County Superior Court Rules
View local rules of Santa Barbara County Superior Court.
Santa Barbara County Superior Court Juvenile Case Information
View information about juvenile cases in Santa Barbara County Superior Court, including delinquency, dependency for abuse and neglect intervention, and status offenses. Court locations and links for additional resources are provided.
Santa Barbara County Superior Court Probate Case Information
View information about probate cases in Santa Barbara County Superior Court, including an overview of estate administration, conservatorships, and guardianships of minors, forms, and frequently asked questions.
Santa Clara County - Self Help and Legal Research Resources
Santa Clara County Superior Court Self Help Center
View Santa Clara Superior Court self help information for parties without lawyers, including help links arranged by case type and a link to in-person services at Self-Help Centers and the Family Law Facilitator.
Santa Clara County Superior Court Alternative Dispute Resolution
View information about Santa Clara County Superior Court Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), which includes mediation, arbitration, and neutral evaluation and can help parties resolve disputes without going to court. Links to searchable lists of ADR providers are included.
Santa Clara County Superior Court Small Claims Information
View information about small claims cases in Santa Clara County Superior Court, including monetary limits, procedure, and links to self-help resources and the Small Claims Advisor.
Santa Clara County Superior Court Traffic Case Information
View information about traffic cases in Santa Clara County Superior Court, including fine payments, case records, correctable violations, self-help resources, and traffic school. Links to approved classroom and home-study traffic schools are included.
Santa Clara County Law Library
View information about the Santa Clara County Law Library, including location, hours, descriptions of available materials and services, and links to additional online self-help resources.
Santa Clara County Mediation
The Santa Clara County Office of Human Relations Dispute Resolution Program offers mediation services for community, juvenile justice, and small claims disputes. Click Mediation Programs in the left column for details.
Santa Clara County Superior Court Probate Case Information
View information about probate cases in Santa Clara County Superior Court, including an overview of estate administration, conservatorships, and guardianships of minors, necessary forms, and links to additional resources.
Santa Barbara County Juvenile Case Information
View information about juvenile cases in Santa Clara County Superior Court, including delinquency, status offenses, and child abuse and neglect intervention, and links to additional resources.
Santa Clara County Superior Court Rules
View local rules of the Santa Clara County Superior Court.
Santa Cruz County - Self Help and Legal Research Resources
Santa Cruz County Superior Court Self Help
View information about the Santa Cruz County Superior Court Self Help Center and Family Law Facilitator, including location, hours, descriptions of available services and programs, and links to additional online resources.
Santa Cruz County Superior Court Family Court Services
View information about Santa Cruz County Superior Court Family Court Services, which helps parties resolve child custody disputes and can refer parties to child custody mediation.
Santa Cruz County Superior Court Small Claims Information
View information about small claims cases in Santa Cruz County Superior Court, including filing instructions, procedures, frequently asked questions, the Small Claims Advisor, small claims mediation, and electronic filing.
Santa Cruz County Superior Court Traffic Case Information
View information about traffic cases in Santa Cruz County Superior Court, including fine payments, traffic school, and photo red light violations. Links to approved classroom and online traffic schools are included.
Santa Cruz County Law Library
View information about the Santa Cruz County Law Library, including location, hours, available materials and services, and lists of self-help resources.
Santa Cruz County Superior Court Rules
View and download Santa Cruz County Superior Court local rules.
Santa Cruz County Superior Court Juvenile Case Information
View information about juvenile cases in Santa Cruz County Superior Court, including court location, types of offenses or abuse and neglect intervention, and answers to frequently asked questions.
Santa Cruz Superior Court Probate Case Information
View information about probate cases in Santa Cruz County Superior Court, including an overview of estate administration, conservatorships, and guardianships of minors, and frequently asked questions.
Shasta County - Self Help and Legal Research Resources
Shasta County Superior Court Family Law Self Help
View information about the Shasta County Superior Court Family Law Facilitator and Self Help Center, including location, hours, and available services for self-represented parties in family law cases.
Shasta County Superior Court Small Claims Information
View information about small claims cases in Shasta County Superior Court, including filing, monetary limits, court procedure, and a link to the Small Claims Advisor for free legal advice.
Shasta County Superior Court Traffic and Infraction Cases
View information about traffic and minor infraction cases in Shasta County Superior Court, including types of citations, correctable violations, extensions, fine payments, traffic school, and red light camera citations.
Shasta County Superior Court Juvenile Case Information
View information about juvenile cases in Shasta County Superior Court, including types of offenses, abuse and neglect intervention, traffic hearing officer proceedings, and answers to frequently asked questions.
Shasta County Superior Court Probate Case Information
View information about probate cases in Shasta County Superior Court, including an overview of estate administration, conservatorships, and guardianships of minors, and frequently asked questions.
Shasta County Superior Court Rules
View and download local rules of the Shasta County Superior Court.
Sierra County - Self Help and Legal Research Resources
Sierra County Superior Court Family Law Facilitator
View information about the Sierra County Superior Court Family Law Facilitator, who provides legal advice to self-represented parties in family law cases. Information about child and spousal support mediation is included.
Sierra County Superior Court Rules
View and download local rules of the Sierra County Superior Court.
Siskiyou County - Self Help and Legal Research Resources
Siskiyou County Superior Court Self Help Resources
View information about the Siskiyou County Superior Court Self-Help Center and Family Law Facilitator, including descriptions of available services, free clinics, and links to additional online resources.
Siskiyou County Superior Court Family Court Services
View information about Siskiyou County Superior Court Family Court Services, which helps parties arrange child custody and dependency mediation, emancipation requests, and other family law services. Links are in the left column.
Siskiyou County Superior Court Traffic Case Information
View information about traffic cases in Siskiyou County Superior Court, including court appearances, correctable violations, pleas, trials, and traffic school. A link to approved homestudy traffic schools is included.
Siskiyou County Superior Court Rules
View and download rules of Siskiyou County Superior Court.
Solano County - Self Help and Legal Research Resources
Solano County Superior Court Alternative Dispute Resolution
View information about the Solano County Superior Court Alternative Dispute Resolution program, which includes arbitration, mediation, and neutral evaluation to help parties resolve disputes without going to court. Links to panels of aribtators, mediators, and neutral evaluators are included.
Solano County Superior Court Self Help
View Solano County Superior Court self helf resources, including a link to the Solano Legal Access Center and Family Law Facilitator with information about help for self-represented parties in family law cases.
Solano County Superior Court Drug Courts
View information about Solano County Superior Court's Dependency Drug Court, Prop 36 Drug Court, and Adult Drug Court, which can set up treatment programs in lieu of jail for some offenders.
Solano County Superior Court Small Claims Information
View information about small claims cases in Solano County Superior Court, including monetary limits, the Small Claims Advisor, and answers to frequently asked questions.
Solano County Superior Court Traffic Cases
View information about traffic cases in Solano County Superior Court, including locations, court appearances, traffic school, fine payment, and correctable violations. A link to approved online traffic schools is included.
Solano County Law Library
View information about the Solano County Law Library, including location, hours, available materials and services, and a link to other area law libraries.
Solano County Mediation
The Solano County Bar Association offers a mediation program to help parties resoved conflicts without going to court. Links to guides and applications are included.
Solano County Superior Court Rules
View local rules of the Solano County Superior Court.
Solano County Superior Court Juvenile Case Information
View information about juvenile cases in Solano County Superior Court, including court location and jurisdiction, types of offenses, forms, and links to other agencies involved with juvenile justice.
Solano County Superior Court Probate Case Information
View information about probate cases in Solano County Superior Court, including an overview of estate administration, conservatorships, and guardianships of minors, tentative rulings, and a fee schedule.
Sonoma County - Self Help and Legal Research Resources
Sonoma County Superior Court Alternative Dispute Resolution
View information about Sonoma County Superior Court Alternative Dispute Resolution, which includes mediation, arbitration, and neutral evaluation and can help parties resolve disputes without going to court. Links to additional information and a searchable roster of mediators are included.
Sonoma County Superior Court Self-Help
View Sonoma County Superior Court self-help information, including the Family Law Facilitator, domestic violence, elder/dependent abuse, restraining orders, community services, and a glossary of legal terms.
Sonoma County Small Claims and Landlord-Tenant Advice
View information about the Sonoma County Small Claims Advisory Clinic, which provides free legal advice to parties with small claims and landlord-tenant issues.
Sonoma County Superior Court Family Law Facilitator
View information about the Sonoma County Superior Court Family Law Facilitator, who helps self-represented parties in family law cases.
Sonoma County Superior Court Rules
View and download the local rules of Sonoma County Superior Court.
Sonoma County Superior Court Traffic Case Information
View information about traffic cases in Sonoma County Superior Court, including fine payment, court appearances, traffic school, and extensions.
Sonoma County Law Library
View information about the Sonoma County Public Law Library, including location, hours, available materials and services, and links to self-help and community resources.
Sonoma County Superior Court Family Court Services
View information about Sonoma County Superior Court Family Court Services, which provides child custody mediation and help with parenting plans for divorcing or separating parties.
Sonoma County Superior Court Juvenile Case Information
View information about juvenile cases in Sonoma County Superior Court, including court location and jurisdiction, types of offenses, forms, record sealing, and standing orders.
Sonoma County Superior Court Probate Information
View information about probate cases in Sonoma County Superior Court, including an overview of estate administration, conservatorships, and guardianships of minors, and frequently asked questions.
Stanislaus County - Self Help and Legal Research Resources
Stanislaus County Superior Court Family Law Facilitator
View information about the Stanislaus County Superior Court Family Law Facilitator, who provides free help to self-represented parties in family law cases. Location, hours, and links to additional online resources are included.
Stanislaus County Superior Court Alternative Dispute Resolution
View information about the Stanislaus County Superior Court Alternative Dispute Rresolution (ADR) programs, which include mediation, arbitration, and neutral evaluation and can help parties resolve disputes without going to court. Links to a roster of mediators and their professional information are included.
Stanislaus County Superior Court Self Help
View information about the Stanislaus County Superior Court Self Help Center, which provides free help to self-represented parties in a variety of family law and civil case types, criminal expungements, and general court procedure. Location, hours, and links to additional online resources are included.
Stanislaus County Superior Court Child Custody Mediation
View information about child custody mediation (Child Custody Recommending Counseling) in Stanislaus County Superior Court.
Stanislaus County Superior Court Small Claims Information
View information about small claims cases in Stanislaus County Superior Court, including monetary limits, mediation, forms, and a link to the Small Claims Advisor who helps parties prepare cases and file forms.
Stanislaus County Superior Court Traffic Case Information
View information about traffic cases in Stanislaus County Superior Court, including citations, court appearances, fine payment, traffic school, and forms.
Stanislaus County Law Library
View information about the Stanislaus County Law Library, including location, hours, available materials and services, and links to criminal record dismissal, pleading formats, and additional online research resources.
Stanislaus County Superior Court Rules
View local rules of Stanislaus County Superior Court.
Stanislaus County Superior Court Juvenile Case Information
View information about juvenile cases in Stanislaus County Superior Court, including delinquency, dependency, and traffic matters, and links to related court resources.
Stanislaus County Superior Court Probate Information
View information about probate cases in Stanislaus County Superior Court, including an overview of estate administration, conservatorships, and guardianships of minors, probate referees, and links to other resources, such as forms, and a frequently asked questions pamphlet.
Sutter County - Self Help and Legal Research Resources
Sutter County Superior Court Family Law Self Help
View information about the Sutter Regional Family Law Information Center and the Family Law Facilitator, including location, contacts, and available services and clinics.
Sutter County Superior Court Traffic School Information
View information about traffic school in Sutter County, including eligibility, payment, and a link to a list of approved online classes. Additional information about traffic cases at the Traffic link in the left column includes fine payment, correctable violations, and red light camera tickets.
Sutter County Superior Court Small Claims Information
View information on small claims cases in Sutter County Superior Court, including monetary limits, filing or responding to a claim, forms, and collection or appeal of a judgment.
Sutter County Superior Court Unlawful Detainer Information
View information on unlawful detainer (eviction) matters in Sutter County Superior Court, including filing, service, and answering a complaint, and legal assistance available.
Tehama County - Self Help and Legal Research Resources
Tehama County Superior Court Self Help
View information about the Tehama County Superior Court Self Help Assistance and Referral Program (SHARP), the Family Law Facilitator, and other Tehama County self help resources.
Tehama County Superior Court Family Court Services
View information about Tehama County Superior Court Family Court Services, which provides child custody mediation. Links to additional family law resources, forms, and a parenting plan are included.
Tehama County Superior Court Small Claims Information
View information about small claims cases in Tehama County Superior Court, including monetary limits, answers to frequently asked questions, and the Small Claims Advisor who helps parties prepare cases.
Tehama County Superior Court Traffic Case Information
View information about traffic cases in Tehama County Superior Court, including locations, contesting citations, answers to frequently asked questions, and fine payment.
Tehama County Superior Court Rules
View and download local rules of the Tehama County Superior Court.
Tehama County Superior Court Juvenile Case Information
View information about juvenile cases in Tehama County Superior Court, including court location and jurisdiction, types of offenses, and links to additonal resources.
Tehama County Law Library
View information about the Tehama County Law Library and resources available.
Trinity County - Self Help and Legal Research Resources
Trinity County Superior Court Family Law Facilitator
View information about the Trinity County Superior Court Family Law Facilitator, who helps self-represented parties with family law cases.
Trinity County Superior Court Self-Help
View and download a brochure about Trinity County Superior Court Access to Justice and Family Law Center, which provide free help to self-represented parties in civil and family law cases.
Trininty County Superior Court Rules
View and download local rules of Trinity County Superior Court.
Tulare County - Self Help and Legal Research Resources
Tulare County Superior Court Self Help
View Tulare County Superior Court links to self help information, including general statewide online resources and family law help at the Self Help Resource Center and Family Law Facilitator.
Tulare County Superior Court Rules
View and download the local rules of Tulare County Superior Court.
Tulare County Superior Court Alternative Dispute Resolution
View information about the Alternative Dispute Resolution process in Tulare County Superior Court, which includes mediation, arbitration, and case evaluation and can help parties resolve disputes without going to court.
Tulare County Mediators
View a list of Tulare County mediators, including contact information and hourly rates.
Tulare County Superior Court Family Court Services
View information about Tulare County Superior Court Family Court Services, which provides child custody mediation and counseling, juvenile dependency mediation, and investigation services for parties in family law cases.
Tulare County Superior Court Small Claims Information
View information about small claims cases in Tulare County Superior Court, including monetary limits, claim filings, procedure checklists, and contact information for the Small Claims Advisor who helps parties prepare cases and file forms.
Tulare County Superior Court Traffic Case Information
View information about traffic cases in Tulare County Superior Court, including citation payments, contesting citations, extensions, appearances, correctable violations, and traffic school. Links to approved classroom and online traffic schools are included.
Tulare County Law Library
View information about the Tulare County Law Library, including location, hours, an online catalog, available materials and services, and links to additional resources and an online ask-a-librarian service.
Tulare County Drug Court
View information about Tulare County Adult Drug Court and Juvenile Drug Court, which can set up treatment programs in lieu of jail for some offenders.
Tulare County Superior Court Juvenile Case Information
View information about juvenile cases in Tulare County Superior Court, including court locations and types of offenses.
Tuolumne County - Self Help and Legal Research Resources
Tuolumne County Superior Court Telephone Appearances
View instructions for making your court appearance by telephone in some types of civil hearings. A fee applies.
Tuolumne County Superior Court Rules
View and download the local rules of Tuolumne County Superior Court.
Tuolumne County Superior Court Family Law Information
View information about family law cases in Tuolumne County Superior Court, including child custody and support, domestic violence, mediation, and the Family Law Facilitator who helps self-represented parties.
Tuolumne County Superior Court Small Claims Information
View information about small claims cases in Tuolumne County Superior Court, including monetary limits, filing, procedure, and links to additional online resources.
Tuolumne County Superior Court Traffic Case Information
View information about traffic cases in Tuolumne County Superior Court, including fine payment, contesting citations, correctable violations, and traffic school. Links to approved classroom and home-study traffic schools are included.
Tuolumne County Superior Court Probate Information
View information about probate cases in Tuolumne County Superior Court, including an overview of asset distribution upon death of an individual and information about conservatorships; a link to information about guardianships is in the left column.
Tuolumne County Superior Court Juvenile Case Information
View information about juvenile matters in Tuolumne County Superior Court, including court location and jurisdiction, types of offenses, and links to additional juvenile cases resources.
Ventura County - Self Help and Legal Research Resources
Ventura County Superior Court Self-Help
View Ventura County Superior Court legal self-help information, including Family Law Self-Help Centers and classes, and links to a variety of non-family law self-help resources including civil, small claims, and traffic.
Ventura County Superior Court Rules
View and download the local rules of Ventura County Superior Court.
Ventura County Superior Court Civil Mediation
View information about the Ventura County Superior Court Voluntary Early Civil Mediation Program, which can help parties resolve disputes without going to court. A link to search for approved mediators is included.
Ventura County Superior Court Information and Videos
View Ventura County Superior Court informational videos and downloadable documents on topics including family law, unlawful detainer (evictions), and general court information.
Ventura County Superior Court Frequently Asked Questions
View answers to frequently asked questions about Ventura County Superior Court, inlcuding adoptions, civil cases, family law, expungement, juvenile cases, probate, court records, small claims, and traffic.
Ventura County Superior Court Small Claims Information
View information about small claims cases in Ventura County Superior Court, including monetary limits, filing, service, settlement, and judgments.
Ventura County Superior Court Family Law Alternative Dispute Resolution
View information about Ventura County Superior Court family law Alternative Dispute Rresolution programs, which include collaborative settlement, arbitration, and mediation, and can help parties resolve disputes without going to court.
Ventura County Superior Court Traffic Case Information
View information about traffic cases in Ventura County Superior Court, including ticket payment, types of citations, correctable and insurance violations, trials, and traffic school. Links to approved home-study and classroom traffic schools are included.
Ventura County Law Library
View information about the Ventura County Law Library, including location, hours, an online catalog, and links to online self-help and legal research resrouces.
Ventura County Superior Court Juvenile Case Information
View information about juvenile cases in Ventura County Superior Court, including court location, types of offenses or abuse and neglect intervention, and links to additional juvenile court resources.
Ventura County Superior Court Probate Information
View information about probate cases in Ventura County Superior Court, including an overview of asset distribution upon death of an individual, conservatorships, guardianships, and probate appeals.
Yolo County - Self Help and Legal Research Resources
Yolo County Superior Court Self Help
View Yolo County Superior Court self help information, including a list of legal help resources and the Family Law Facilitator's location, hours, and services.
Yolo County Superior Court Alternative Dispute Resolution
View information about Alternative Dispute Resolution in Yolo County Superior Court, which includes arbitration and mediation and can help parties resolve disputes without going to court. Lists of mediators and arbitrators are included.
Yolo County Superior Court Drug Courts
View information about Yolo County Superior Court adult and juvenile Drug Courts, which can set up treatment programs in lieu of jail for some offenders.
Yolo County Superior Court Small Claims Information
View information about small claims cases in Yolo County Superior Court, including monetary limits, answers to frequently asked questions, and the Small Claims Advisor who helps parties prepare their cases.
Yolo County Superior Court Traffic Case Information
View information about traffic cases in Yolo County Superior Court, including juvenile traffic cases, traffic case lookup, and answers to frequently asked questions including fine payment, correctable violations, and traffic school.
Yolo County Law Library
View information about the Yolo County Law Library, including location, hours, available services, and links to legal research resources.
Yolo County Superior Court Rules
View local rules of the Yolo County Superior Court.
Yolo County Superior Court Juvenile Case Information
View information about juvenile cases in Yolo County Superior Court, including court location and jurisdiction, types of offenses, and links to frequently asked questions about juvenile matters.
Yolo County Superior Court Probate Information
View information about probate cases in Yolo County Superior Court, including an overview of asset distribution upon death of an individual, conservatorships, guardianships, probate notes, and links to forms and fees.
Yuba County - Self Help and Legal Research Resources
Yuba County Superior Court Self-Help
View Yuba County Superior Court self-help information, including the Self-Help Center and Family Law Facilitator.
Yuba County Superior Court Rules
View and download the local rules of Yuba County Superior Court.
Yuba County Superior Court Small Claims Information
View information about small claims cases in Yuba County Superior Court, including monetary limits, filing, forms, and service.
Yuba County Superior Court Traffic Case Information
View information about traffic cases in Yuba County Superior Court, including juvenile traffic cases, fine payment, red light camera tickets, traffic school, and lists of approved classroom and home study traffic schools.
Yuba County Superior Court Juvenile Case Information
View information about juvenile cases in Yuba County Superior Court, including court location and jurisdiction, types of offenses, and link to the self-help center.
Yuba County Superior Court Probate Information
View information about probate cases in Yuba County Superior Court, including an overview of asset distribution upon death of an individual, conservatorships, and guardianships.

 

 
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