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Online Court Resources
Resources for the Contra Costa County Superior Court - Richmond as well as online resources applicable to courts generally in Contra Costa County, California, and resources applicable to all courts in California.
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Contra Costa County Superior Court Case Records
Search Contra Costa County Superior Court case records online.
Published opinions and orders
Contra Costa County Superior Court Tentative Rulings
View and download Contra Costa County Superior Court civil, discovery, and probate Tentative Rulings by department and date.
Attorney General Legal Opinions
Search California Attorney General legal opinions from 1985 to current.
Forms and related information
Contra Costa County Superior Court Forms
View and download Contra Costa County Superior Court forms by name, description, and whether the form is local or statewide. Form packets are available by category. Instructions for filling out, serving, and filing the forms are included.
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 Alamo Parking Tickets
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Pay Blackhawk Parking Tickets
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Pay City of Brentwood Parking Tickets
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Pay City of El Cerrito Parking Tickets
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Pay City of Hercules Parking Tickets
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Pay City of Oakley Parking Tickets
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Pay City of Orinda Parking Tickets
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Pay City of Pinole Parking Tickets
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Pay City of Pittsburg Parking Tickets
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Pay City of Pleasant Hill Parking Tickets
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Pay City of San Pablo Parking Tickets
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Pay City of San Ramon Parking Tickets
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Pay Contra Costa County Sheriff's Department Parking Tickets
Pay Contra Costa County Sheriff's Department parking tickets online. A fee applies.
Pay Contra Costa County Traffic Tickets
Pay Contra Costa County traffic tickets and court traffic school fees online. A fee may apply.
Pay Crockett Parking Tickets
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Pay Diablo Parking Tickets
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Pay or Appeal City of Concord Parking Tickets
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Pay or Appeal City of Walnut Creek Parking Tickets
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Pay or Contest City of Lafayette Parking Tickets
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Pay Roundhill Parking Tickets
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Pay Town of Danville Parking Tickets
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Pay Town of Moraga Parking Tickets
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Self help, legal research, general information
Contra Costa County Law Library
View information about the Contra Costa County Public Law Library, including location, contacts, hours, available materials and services, and links to additional online resources and an online Ask-a-Librarian service.
Contra Costa County Superior Court Alternative Dispute Resolution
View information about Contra Costa County Superior Court Alternative Dispute Resolution, which includes mediation and arbitration and can help parties settle disputes without going to trial.
Contra Costa County Superior Court Family Law Information
View information about family law cases in Contra Costa County Superior Court, including divorce, custody, visitation, support, restraining orders, and the Family Law Facilitator and other sources of assistance.
Contra Costa County Superior Court Juvenile Information
View information about juvenile cases in Contra Costa County Superior Court, including delinquency, status offenses, dependency, and the right to an attorney in a delinquency case.
Contra Costa County Superior Court Probate Information
View information about probate cases in Contra Costa County Superior Court, including wills, trusts, estates, guardianships, and conservatorships.
Contra Costa County Superior Court Restraining Orders
View information about restraining orders in Contra Costa County Superior Court, including types of orders, how to file, and how to find free and low-cost assistance.
Contra Costa County Superior Court Rules
View the local rules of Contra Costa County Superior Court.
Contra Costa County Superior Court Self Help
View Contra Costa County Superior Court self-help resources, including case type definitions, legal glossaries, links to related agencies and legal services, and the Virtual Self-Help Law Center with information about guardianship, family law, eviction, domestic violence, small claims, and traffic cases.
Contra Costa County Superior Court Small Claims Information
View information about small claims cases in Contra Costa County Superior Court, including monetary limits, the Small Claims Advisor, and links to forms and online self-help resources.
Contra Costa County Superior Court Traffic Case Information
View information about traffic cases in Contra Costa County Superior Court, including fine payments, traffic school, answers to frequently asked questions, and a downloadable form to request cancellation of your civil assessment fee for failure to appear at your court hearing.
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
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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 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
Contra Costa County Lawyer Referral and Legal Aid
View Contra Costa County providers of legal aid and lawyer referral.
Contra Costa County Legal Assistance
Contra Costa County offers free legal workshops, clinics, and presentations for self-represented parties on a variety of issues, including domestic violence, family law, guardianship, housing, and small claims cases.
Contra Costa County Public Defender
View information about the Contra Costa 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.
Bay Area Legal Assistance
View information about Bay Area Legal Aid, which provides free civil legal assistance to low-income residents of Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, and Santa Clara Counties. A legal advice hotline number and links to additional resources are included.
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 and cities 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.