Court-based self-help services
Every superior court in California has free legal help available in family law and in small claims cases. Several superior courts can also help you with other legal issues, but it varies between courts.
Help from your court
Self-help programs are free. Anyone who does not have their own lawyer can get help from these programs. It does not matter how much money you make.
- Any lawyer you speak with is not your lawyer. They work for the court.
- What you say to the lawyers or staff is not confidential. There is no attorney-client privilege.
- Both sides of a case can use these programs.