Resources for legal information

Coronavirus/COVID-19

The Sacramento County Public Law Library has created this page to help our community find reliable information on legal topics related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Below are links to reputable websites and sources of information. Please be aware that things are changing rapidly; most of the links below will take you to website that are updated regularly, but we cannot guarantee accuracy.

For up-to-date information, see:
Sacramento County COVID updates
City of Sacramento COVID Resources
California Coronavirus Response page
Coronavirus.gov
COVID-19 Public Resources

Court Closures

Sacramento County Superior Court

Most divisions of the Sacramento County Superior Court are now accepting filings. See the court’s coronavirus web page for details on filing and scheduling hearings.

US District Court, Eastern District of California
For information on current restrictions, see http://www.caed.uscourts.gov/caednew/index.cfm/news/covid-19-courthouse-closure-and-court-hearing-information/

Housing

Many temporary ordinances and rules have been implemented to help Californians affected by COVID-19 remain in their homes. Links below provide information for many of these programs and laws. Further assistance or information based on your particular circumstances may be available from:

  • Renter’s Helpline, 916-389-7877
  • Legal Services of Northern California, 916-551-2150
  • City of Sacramento Tenant Protection Program, 916-808-8121

This article from Nolo Press provides a good explanation of the different state, federal, and local COVID housing laws.

Evictions
Foreclosure

Employment & Wages

A variety of benefits and programs are available to both workers and employers affected by COVID-19. For assistance in applying for benefits, or accessing assistance programs, contact the providing agency directly. For questions about denial Unemployment Insurance benefits, contact Voluntary Legal Services Program at 916-551-2167. 

Workers
Employers

Government Benefits

Government benefits will likely continue, despite the closure of may physical offices. For questions or assistance with benefits, contact the providing agency. Information and assistance with some types of benefits may also be available from Legal Services of Northern California,  (916) 551-2150.

Continuation of Benefits
Applying for Benefits

Other Legal Topics

Domestic Violence/Abuse
Other Legal Matters