1.2 million Californians without attorneys visit self-help centers each year for help with cases that include divorces, evictions, child custody and restraining orders.
Staff at Alameda County's self-help center helped 27,000 people with their cases last year.
A walk-in clinic at Alameda County's self-help center sees about 150 litigants a day.
About 75 people fighting civil cases without an attorney visit the self-help center in Stanislaus County daily.
Martha and her daughter visit the self-help center in Stanislaus County to get help filling out legal forms.
About 1,700 people come into Santa Cruz Superior Court's self-help center each month. "That number keeps going up and up and up," said attorney Sasha Morgan.