Welcome to Self-Help

Our Mission Statement

The Superior Court of Orange County Self-Help Centers and website provide services and procedural information for self-represented litigants in order to increase understanding, participation, and access to the justice system and to enhance efficiencies and effectiveness of the court.

Self Help

About the Self-Help Website

The Self-Help Website provides information about:
  • Representing yourself in some legal matters,
  • Educating yourself on the different procedures,
  • Filling out legal forms,
  • Working better with an attorney, and
  • Finding important resources.
The information on the Self-Help Website is not intended to be legal advice:

If you believe you need legal help or a lawyer, go to our Resources page or visit the California Courts website  for more information on free and low-cost legal help.

Información para servicios del centro de ayuda en español está disponible en la página de internet de las Cortes de California .

Court Reporters

PLEASE NOTE: Effective August 25, 2014, Departments C6, C10, C12, C13, C14, C15, C17, C18, C21, C23, C25, C26, C31, and C32 will be participating in a Court Reporter Pooling Pilot Project. Official court reporters (i.e. court reporters employed by the Court) in those departments will be provided only for trials and other matters in which oral evidence will be presented. Official court reporters will continue to be provided for all hearings in the remaining unlimited civil departments, including civil complex departments.

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