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Orange County Superior Court Case Index
Search the Orange County Superior Court case index by case number or by party name and filing date. Search can be limited to Civil/Small Claims, Criminal/Traffic, Family Law, or Probate/Mental Health cases. Search result is a summary of the case type, filing date, name, dispostion, and participants.
Dockets, calendars, and other information about court cases
Published opinions and orders
Orange County Superior Court Probate Notes
Search Orange County Superior Court probate notes by case number. Probate notes are recommendations to the judge, and may include unresolved issues that must be cleared before the hearing is held.
Self help, legal research, general information
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 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.
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 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Orange County Legal Aid
View information about the Legal Aid Society of Orange County, which provides free and low-cost civil legal assistance to senior and low-income residents.
Orange County Legal Help
The Orange County Public Law Center offers free civil legal assistance and clinics to low-income residents.
Orange County Public Defender
View information about the Orange County Public Defender, who provides criminal defense services to eligible low-income adult and juvenile defendants. Contacts, locations, and answers to frequently asked questions are included.
Southern California Lawyer Referral
View information about SoCalLawyerReferral, which provides referrals to lawyers in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, and San Diego Counties.
Forms and related information
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.
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.
Orange County Interactive Form Help and Advice
Legal Aid Society of Orange County offers Legal Genie, an interactive form service that prepares your court forms based on online answers to a series of questions. The service includes instructions on form filing, description of the court process, and telephone consultations about the forms with an attorney. Charges for the service start at $199.
View the I-Can online legal application to assist with filling out California Superior Court forms.
Online fine payments
Pay City of Irvine Parking Tickets
Pay City of Irvine parking tickets online by agency name and citation or case number, license plate number, or notice reference number. A processing fee applies.
Pay City of Santa Ana Parking Tickets
Pay City of Santa Ana parking tickets online by agency name and citation or case number, license plate number, or notice reference number. A processing fee applies.
Pay City of Westminster Parking Tickets
Pay City of Westminster parking tickets online by agency name and citation or case number, license plate number, or notice reference number. A processing fee applies.