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Online Court Resources
Resources for the Madera County Superior Court - Sierra Division as well as online resources applicable to courts generally in Madera County, California, and resources applicable to all courts in California.
Dockets, calendars, and other information about court cases
Madera County Superior Court Calendars
View Madera County Superior Court calendar listed by department.
Published opinions and orders
Attorney General Legal Opinions
Search California Attorney General legal opinions from 1985 to current.
Forms and related information
Madera County Superior Court Forms
View and download a variety of forms for use in Madera County Superior Court.
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.
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.
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 Madera County Superior Court Fines
Pay Madera County Superior Court traffic and infraction fines online.
Self help, legal research, general information
Madera County Domestic Violence Restraining Orders
View information about domestic violence restraining orders in Madera County Superior Court, including who can get an order, what the order does, and how to file.
Madera County Family Court Services
View information about Madera County Family Court Services, which conducts investigations and mediations for family law cases, including custody, guardianships, conservatorships, adoption and visitation.
Madera County Superior Court Civil Information
View information about civil cases and procedures in Madera County Superior Court, including case types, forms, and fees.
Madera County Superior Court Criminal Information
View information about criminal procedure in Madera County Superior Court, including types of cases, local procedures, expungements, court appearances, fine payments and extensions, court-appointed counsel, record searches, and Drug Court.
Madera County Superior Court Family Law Information
View information about Madera County Superior Court family law cases, including types of proceedings and local procedures.
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 Glossary
View a glossary of legal terms useful in Madera County Superior Court.
Madera County Superior Court Probate Information
View information about probate cases in Madera County Superior Court, including asset distribution upon death of an individual, will validity, and the process of administering a probate estate.
Madera County Superior Court Rules
View and download the local rules for Madera County Superior Court.
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.
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 Court Rules
View and download statewide California Rules of Court by case type and local Superior Court rules by county.
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 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 Law Libraries
View a list of California county law libraries, with contact information, hours, maps, and links to available local law library websites.
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.
Search California codes by name of code and section, browse codes by table of contents, or search by name of code and keywords.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Search California Traffic Safety Institute Traffic Schools
The California Traffic Safety Institute provides lists of classroom and home-study traffic schools, searchable by county.
Traffic and Motor Vehicle Information
The California Department of Motor Vehicles offers information about traffic laws, driver licenses, and vehicle registration.
Legal aid, free services, lawyer referral
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.