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Self-Help Resources

There are a number of additional online resources that are outside of the Placer County Superior Court that can be used to help you in your legal matter.

California Courts Instructional Materials

Provides informational materials, instructions, and videos providing basic legal information and explanation about the court process in a variety of matters. It also includes templates and sample pleadings developed by self-help centers to assist self-represented litigants in completing forms and pleadings.

Legal Services of Northern California

Provides services for low income clients. Phone and in-person appointments available. Also offers weekly self-help clinics for help with family law matters, temporary restraining orders, and other civil matters.

Due to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, Legal Services of Northern California is assisting customers remotely. You can reach a staff member to discuss your case by calling (530) 823-7560 or emailing

Placer County Law Library

The Placer County Law Library (PCLL), located in Auburn, provides free access to a comprehensive collection of legal online and print services, forms, how-to guides and other useful materials. Telephone reference (530-537-2078) and email document retrieval services are available at no cost. PCLL is now open and operating on a limited schedule with limited capacity. Covid-19 protocols are in place. For additional information please consult the PCLL website at

Provides information on legal issues and local Self-Help resources for all fifty states. This can be a helpful starting point for dealing with out of state cases.

California State Bar

Research attorney's who can practice law in the state of California.


Overview of the Divorce Process


Request For Order Process


Emergency Request Hearing Process


Order Shortening Time Process

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