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).
Self-Help Video Series
Click on the link below to watch "How Do I?" videos.
More Self-Help Services
For current information regarding our workshops click here.
Self-Help Restraining Orders
Self-Help video on Restraining Orders:
Domestic Violence Restraining Orders
For assistance with Domestic Violence Restraining Order Requests, please contact the Domestic Violence Assistance Program: firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
- For state and local court forms
- For Self-Help form packets for common case types
Self-Help's Informational Videos
Self-Help Services also has several "How Do I" videos.
The information on the Self-Help Services page is not intended to be legal advice.
Información para servicios del centro de ayuda en español está disponible en la página de internet de las Cortes de California .