Statewide investment in self-help services has helped Alameda Superior Court open a second center.
Governor Jerry Brown signed a state budget on Wednesday that will help restore court services slashed during the recession, fund courthouse projects, and improve access to justice for millions of Californians.
Facing growing numbers of civil and family law litigants representing themselves, courts are expanding services offered through “self-help” centers.
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.
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.
A paralegal in Los Angeles County Superior Court's self-help center receives recognition for her commitment to service.
Inspired by the Chief Justice, 13 California counties launch efforts to boost civic education.
Self-represented litigants who seek help with appealing their case now have access to a new online resource center.
Court self-help centers aim to help Californians without legal representation navigate the court system.
Court workshops aim to eliminate inequities and biases in the court system to ensure all people feel welcomed, included, and valued
As the Chief Justice prepares to address the Legislature on the 2019 State of the Judiciary, a look back at some key judicial branch milestones.