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Election-Related Emergencies:

The court and clerk’s office are open on Election Day during normal court hours between 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM.

Persons seeking urgent after-hours election-related court relief should telephone the Orange County Registrar of Voters Hotline at (714) 567-5197.

The Registrar of Voters, Bob Page, can advise the public if a solution is available without court intervention or provide information about how to request after-hours court relief.

The Voter Bill of Rights is available on the Secretary of State’s webpage at https://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/voter-bill-rights/.

General voter information can be found on the website of the Orange County Registrar of Voters, Bob Page, at https://www.ocvote.com/vc/web/voting

Self-Help Workshops

Self-Help Workshops Info

You can visit the Court’s Covid-19 page for the most current information by clicking here.

Remote Workshops

Workshops are offered for those who prefer receiving general information about the legal process and want to be assisted in an on-line group setting. Workshops are presented by Self-Help attorneys or paralegals under the supervision of an attorney. Presenters cannot provide legal advice.

PROBATE

For help clearing your probate notes, you are encouraged to attend the Self-Help Services Clearing Your Probate Notes Workshop. To learn more about the workshop, please click here.

If you require assistance with a Decedent's Estate case, learn more about common probate notes by watching this short video: Decedent's Estate Probate Notes at a Glance

FAMILY LAW

Ending Your Marriage or Domestic Partnership

This workshop is for those without an attorney who need help starting a case to end their marriage or domestic partnership.  The workshop will go over important laws and procedures on divorce, legal separation, and nullity cases.  Additionally, those who participate in the workshop will receive assistance with completing the forms needed to start a case.  If you already have an open case for divorce, legal separation, or nullity, you should not attend this workshop.

When is it offered?

Self-Help Services offers this workshop two times a month.  You can choose the date that works for you, as well as how you would like to attend.  You have the following options:

  • In Person

    •      The workshop is offered in person on the 1st Tuesday of every month.  The in-person workshop is held at 9:00 a.m. at the Lamoreaux Justice Center (341 The City Drive South, Orange, CA 92868).             

  • Online

    • 4th Tuesday of the month. You will receive a link once you have completed the steps mentioned below.

How do you sign up?

Before you can sign up for a workshop date, you need to complete the following steps:

  1. Watch a short introductory video at https://tinyurl.com/ocworkshopvideo.  This video will go through key terms and procedures that will help you participate in the workshop and gather information you need to complete other requirements.
  2. Complete and submit the Workshop Homework online at https://tinyurl.com/OCSHForm1.  Self-Help Services will use the information that you provide in this Workshop Homework to generate the forms that you will file to start your case.

Please note that if you plan to attend the workshop in person, children are not permitted in the workshop.  Children's chambers may be available for children ages 2.5 to 16 years of age.  Children must be fully potty-trained and able to use the restroom without assistance.  Children wearing pull-ups or diapers are not considered fully potty-trained.  Additionally, no sick children will be admitted.

Once you complete the Workshop Homework, you will receive an email with instructions on how to register for the workshop. 

If you have any questions or need help as you complete this form, please contact Self-Help Services by submitting an online request form at https://www.occourts.org/self-help/.

Community Partners’ Workshop & Clinics

To learn more about available workshops and clinics offered by community partners, click here.

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