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This page lists online resources for the Santa Cruz County Superior Court - Main Courthouse, online resources applicable to courts generally in Santa Cruz County, California, as well as resources applicable to all courts in California.



 

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Santa Cruz County Superior Court Civil Case Information
Search Santa Cruz County Superior Court civil cases by case number, name or calendar date.

Dockets, calendars, and other information about court cases

Santa Cruz County Superior Court Calendar
Search the Santa Cruz County Superior Court calendar by date and department.

Published opinions and orders

Santa Cruz County Superior Court Probate Tentative Rulings
View recent Santa Cruz County Superior Court probate tentative rulings by day of the week.
Attorney General Legal Opinions
Search California Attorney General legal opinions from 1986 to current.

Self help, legal research, general information

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.
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.
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.
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.

Legal aid, free services, lawyer referral

Santa Cruz County Legal Services
The Watsonville Law Center provides free civil legal assistance to low-income residents in cases involving workers' compensation, wage claims, consumer fraud, debt, criminal record clearance, child custody, and small claims.
Santa Cruz County Lawyer Referral
The Lawyer Referral Service of Santa Cruz County offers referrals and an initial consultation for a small fee. An online inquiry form is included.
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.
Find Interpreters
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.
Limited-Scope Representation
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

Santa Cruz County Superior Court Forms
View and download Santa Cruz County Superior Court forms by form number and description.
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.
Self-Help Forms
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 Santa Cruz County Superior Court Fines and Traffic School
Pay Santa Cruz County Superior Court criminal fines and traffic tickets, and sign up and pay for traffic school, online by name, birth date, and citation or case number. A link to frequently asked questions is provided.
Pay City of Santa Cruz Parking Tickets
Pay City of Santa Cruz parking tickets online by ticket number and license plate or VIN number.
Pay City of Watsonville Parking Tickets
Pay City of Watsonville parking tickets online by license plate number or citation number. A convenience fee applies.


 
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