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Self-Help Services

About the Self-Help Services

The Self-Help Services section of this site 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.

To get help by e-mail, click on the buttons below and complete the online form (available in English and Spanish).

Contact Self-Help Services

Para ponerse en contacto con los Servicios de Autoayuda, haga clic aquí

    Self-Help Video Series

    Click on the link below to watch "How Do I?" videos.
    "How Do I?" Videos

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    More Self-Help Services

    Court Workshops

    For current information regarding our workshops click here.

    Self-Help Restraining Orders

    Self-Help video on Restraining Orders:

    How Do I Get a Restraining Order? (Farsi, Korean, Mandarin, Spanish, Vietnamese)

    Domestic Violence Restraining Orders

    For assistance with Domestic Violence Restraining Order Requests, please contact the Domestic Violence Assistance Program: or  714-935-6175.

    Civil Harassment Restraining Orders

    Self-Help Services’ Civil Team is available to assist at the Center Justice Center; see above for hours of assistance. You can also contact us by submitting an online request form by clicking on the blue banner at the top of this page. When completing the online request form, make sure to select the box for restraining order assistance and we will respond by e-mail within one court day.

    Elder Abuse Restraining Orders, Guardianships and Conservatorships

    Self-Help Services’ Probate Team is available to assist at the Central Justice Center, or by phone at 657-622-7170.

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    Legal Help

    The information on the Self-Help Services page 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 .

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