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Los Angeles County Superior Court - Northwest District
Van Nuys Courthouse West
14400 Erwin Street Mall
Phone: 818-989-6998 (Criminal)
Fax: 818-989-6999 (Traffic)
The Van Nuys Courthouse West hears criminal and traffic cases.
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Online Court Resources
Resources for the Los Angeles County Superior Court - Northwest District as well as online resources applicable to courts generally in Los Angeles County, California, and resources applicable to all courts in California.
Searching Case Records
Los Angeles County Superior Court Civil Case Documents
Search and download scanned images of Los Angeles County Superior Court General Civil case documents from the Stanley Mosk Courthouse online. Registration is required. A fee is charged for each search, for each document up to ten pages, and for each page over ten.
Los Angeles County Superior Court Civil Case Index
Search the Los Angeles County Superior Court civil case index online. Search results include party names, case types, filing dates and locations, and number of available documents. Registration and a fee per search are required.
Dockets, calendars, and other information about court cases
Published opinions and orders
Los Angeles County Superior Court Probate Notes
Search Los Angeles County Superior Court probate notes on future calendars by case number. Probate notes are recommendations to the judge, and may include unresolved issues that must be cleared before the hearing is held.
Forms and related information
Los Angeles County Superior Court Forms
View and download Los Angeles County Superior Court case forms for civil, criminal, family law, probate, small claims, unlawful detainer, mental health, and juvenile matters.
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.
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.
View the I-Can online legal application to assist with filling out and filing California Superior Court forms. Payment is required unless a fee waiver is granted.
Online fine payments
Self help, legal research, general information
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 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, 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.
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.
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.
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.
Legal Research Information
The Council of California County Law Librarians offers an online class in how to conduct legal 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.
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.
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.
Search California codes by name of code and section, browse codes by table of contents, or search by name of code and keywords.
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 Law Libraries
View a list of California county law libraries, with contact information, hours, maps, and links to available local law library websites.
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 - 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.
California Court Rules
View and download statewide California Rules of Court by case type and local Superior Court rules by county.
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.
Legal aid, free services, lawyer referral
Yolo County Lawyers
Search the Yolo County Bar Association's member list by name, language, area of practice, or location.
Los Angeles County Public Defender
View information about the Los Angeles County Public Defender, who provides criminal defense services to eligible low-income adult and juvenile defendants. Contacts, locations, explanations of services, and answers to frequently asked questions are included.
Los Angeles County Legal Assistance
The Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles offers free civil legal assistance to low-income residents. Information about Self Help Access Centers is included.
Los Angeles County Bet Tzekek Legal Services
View information about Bet Tzedek - The House of Justice - which provides free civil legal assistance to low-income and senior residents. Links to self-help resources are included.
Los Angeles County Alternate Public Defender
View information about the Los Angeles County Alternate Public Defender, who provides criminal defense services to eligible low-income defendants that the Public Defender can't represent due to a conflict of interest.
Southern California Lawyer Referral
View information about SoCalLawyerReferral, which provides referrals to lawyers in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, and San Diego Counties.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.