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Merced County Superior Court Case Information
Merced County Superior Court does not currently offer online access to court case records. Use this link to view information on how access to these records may be obtained.
Dockets, calendars, and other information about court cases
Merced County Superior Court Calendar
View Merced County Superior Court general calendars for the Merced and Los Banos divisions.
Published opinions and orders
Attorney General Legal Opinions
Search California Attorney General legal opinions from 1986 to current.
Self help, legal research, general information
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.
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.
Foreclosure Prevention Resources
View resources for preventing foreclosure in California, including local housing counseling agencies, information, state agencies and programs, and a link to legal aid providers.
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.
Legal aid, free services, lawyer referral
Merced County Public Defender
View information about the Merced County Public Defender, who provides criminal defense services to eligible low-income defendantes. Contacts, locations, and descriptions of services are included.
Central California Legal Aid
View information about Central California Legal Services, which provides free civil legal assistance to low-income residents of Fresno, Kings, Mariposa, Merced, Tulare, and Tuolumne Counties.
Free and Low-Cost Legal Services Information
View information about sources of free and low-cost legal services, including court-based services, legal aid agencies, governmnent agencies, lawyer referral services, law schools, dispute resolution programs, and prepaid legal sevice plans.
Free Legal Help
LawHelp California offers a directory of California organizations that provide free and reduced-fee legal services. The directory can be searched by counties served or an alphabetical list.
California Bar Association - Attorney Information and Discipline Records
The California Bar Association offers an attorney search by name or bar number and a search for legal specialists. Search results include contact information, date of bar admission, schools attended, and any public disciplinary records. Links to information about obtaining discipline records and the discipline system is included.
Find an Attorney For Public Records Access
Find attorneys that specialize in cases related to public records, including court records, open meetings, protections for whistleblowers, and invasion of privacy. Search options include name, location and legal issue.
Find a Lawyer, Referral Services, and Complaint Procedures
The State Bar of California offers advice on how to find a lawyer, a search of its membership by name or bar number, and a search of lawyer referral services by county. It also provides instructions for filing a complaint against a lawyer, resolving a fee dispute, and applying for reimbursement for attorney misconduct.
The Judicial Council of California offers an online search of court interpreters by language spoken and county. Includes links to interpreter resources and an online search for medical interpreters.
View information about limited-scope representation, in which lawyers provide some services to self-represented parties for a smaller fee than full representation. Services may include advice about the case, representation on some issues in the case, document and evidence preparation, coaching, discovery, research, and other tasks as agreed.
California Rural Legal Assistance
View information about California Rural Legal Assistance, which provides free legal assistance to low-income rural residents of approximately one third of California's counties. Most services involve civil rights, community development, education, health, housing, labor, and employment.
Forms and related information
Merced County Superior Court Local Forms
View and download Merced County Superior Court local forms, including family law and court investigations.
California State Superior Court Forms
View and download California court forms by form name or form number, select a group of forms by type of case, or view a list of recently changed forms.
AOC Records Request Form and Information
The Administrative Office of the Courts offers an online request form and information about how to request records maintained by the Office, the Judicial Council or the appellate courts.
Attorney Complaint Forms and Information
The State Bar of California offers information and resources related to complaints about an attorney, including an online complaint form.
View the I-Can online legal application to assist with filling out California Superior Court forms.
Interactive Online Forms
Answer a series of questions about your case, and TurboCourt - EZLegalFile will prepare the appropriate family law, small claims, evictions, domestic violence, guardianship, and child support forms for you to file in California Superior Courts. A convenience fee applies.
Online fine payments
Pay Merced County Superior Court Traffic Tickets and Court Traffic School Fees
Pay Merced County Superior Court traffic tickets and court traffic school fees online by case number, driver's license number, or citation number.
Pay or Appeal City of Merced Parking Tickets
Pay or appeal City of Merced parking tickets online by citation number and time of violation, notice number and zip code, or license plate number. A processing fee applies.
Pay City of Atwater Parking Tickets
Pay City of Atwater parking tickets online by ticket number.
Pay City of Gustine Parking Tickets
Pay City of Gustine parking tickets online by ticket number.
Pay City of Livingston Parking Tickets
Pay City of Livingston parking tickets online by ticket number.
Pay City of Los Banos Parking Tickets
Pay City of Los Banos parking tickets online by ticket number.