Self-Help Information Centers

What Are Self-Help Information Centers?


Self-Help Information Centers provide general assistance to people who do not have attorneys. Assistance is provided in the areas of family law, evictions, small claims, name changes, guardianship, conservatorship, probate and restraining orders. You can also find information about upcoming workshops and other available assistance.

Self-Help Orientation Video

Where are the Self-Help Information Centers located?


   Self Help Information Centers are temporarily closed. Self Help Legal Services are available via phone, Monday through Friday 8 am to 11 am and 1 pm to 4 pm.
 951-274-4499 or  760-393-2163. (Click this banner for more information).


Equal Access Policy

The court has adopted an Equal Access / Immigration Enforcement Activities Policy (pdf ) pursuant to Government Code § 7284.8(a) (external site ). Government Code § 7284.8(a) requires that the Attorney General publish model policies "limiting assistance with immigration enforcement to the fullest extent possible consistent with federal and state law" for courts to ensure that "[court facilities] remain safe and accessible to all California residents regardless of immigration status."

The court's policy adopts the provisions required by the Attorney General's model policies. The court's Equal Access / Immigration Enforcement Activities Policy (pdf ), issued September 16, 2020, is available on the court's website.

Additional information and immigration resources are available at the California Court’s Immigration Resource Directory (external site ).


What Resources Are Available at Self-Help Information Centers?


Self-Help Centers are closed and workshops cancelled until further notice. Remote self-help services are available by phone or email for the following matters only: restraining orders, family law ex parte/emergency orders, and temporary probate guardianships and conservatorships. See the Self-Help Services Flyer for More Information (pdf ).

Where Can I Get Help with Legal Information and Assistance with Forms?



Is there a fee for using the Self-Help Information Centers?


There is no fee to use the centers or any assistance provided. However, you may need to pay for copies and court filing fees at the clerk's office.


Self-Help Events and Workshops


Please take a look at the calendar below for upcoming Self-Help Events and Workshops: