Welcome to Self-Help

Our Mission Statement

The Superior Court of Orange County Self-Help Centers and website provide services and procedural information for self-represented litigants in order to increase understanding, participation, and access to the justice system and to enhance efficiencies and effectiveness of the court.

Self Help

About the Self-Help Website

The Self-Help Website provides information about:
  • Representing yourself in some legal matters,
  • Educating yourself on the different procedures,
  • Filling out legal forms,
  • Working better with an attorney, and
  • Finding important resources.
The information on the Self-Help Website is not intended to be legal advice:

If you believe you need legal help or a lawyer, go to our Resources page or visit the California Courts website  for more information on free and low-cost legal help.

Información para servicios del centro de ayuda en español está disponible en la página de internet de las Cortes de California .

Court Reporters

PLEASE NOTE: Effective February 2, 2015, all unlimited civil courtrooms, including the civil complex courtrooms, will shift from one-to-one assignment of a court reporter to a civil courtroom for all hearings to a system where court reporters are assigned to a courtroom as needed for trials and other matters in which oral evidence will be presented.