How are self-help centers being managed with shrinking resources? This newsroom feature takes a look at two very different centers sharing the same challenges.
Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye directs immediate council action on four recommendations from the Futures Commission.
Did you know that May is National Foster Care Month? Learn about how one court-driven program makes an impact on the lives of foster youth.
Videoconference technology helps deliver self-help services remotely and increases a court's outreach.
A pilot program that funds free legal services for low-income Californians facing critical civil cases drastically increased the likelihood of settlement, improved the longevity of court orders, and reduced court costs, a new study shows.
Inspired by the Chief Justice, 13 California counties launch efforts to boost civic education.
A paralegal in Los Angeles County Superior Court's self-help center receives recognition for her commitment to service.
The Judicial Council on Thursday voted to proclaim November “Court Adoption and Permanency Month," when many California courts will dedicate extra courtrooms and judges to settling large numbers of adoption cases.
Multilingual videos on Section 8 Tenant Rights were recently added to the California Courts Online Self-Help Center in Spanish, Mandarin, Cantonese, Vietnamese, and Korean.
Every year, nearly 1.2 million people come to self-help centers in California courthouses seeking guidance with civil cases such as divorces, evictions, and restraining orders. While every county court has its own self-help center, nearly a dozen also use JusticeCorps students to help serve users.
Facing growing numbers of civil and family law litigants representing themselves, courts are expanding services offered through “self-help” centers.
In the wake of wildfires that devastated parts of California’s Wine Country last October, nearly 100 civil lawsuits were filed against Pacific Gas and Electric Co. alleging the utility had a role in sparking the blaze. The answer to this influx was civil case coordination.