Please note that the Sacramento County court is closed for most purposes until at least April 16. Exceptions are domestic violence and civil harassment restraining orders, emergency ex parte eviction lockout proceedings, emergency guardianship, conservatorship, and family petitions, and some juvenile and criminal matters.
Civil Self-Help Center
*Closed during coronavirus emergency* The Civil Self-Help Center provides limited legal assistance in qualifying civil cases to those without attorneys, if they have a case in the Sacramento County court or reside in Sacramento County. (En español) More info
Free Self-Help Workshops
Free online guides to common legal procedures and topics, created by our librarians. More Info
Free downloads with information on court procedures, including name changes, serving court documents, the court-required “Conservatorship Video,” and more. More info
The library has a collection of self-help books on various topics designed to help individuals represent themselves. Publishers include Nolo Press, Sphinx Legal, and many others. Search our catalog
Self-Help E-books from home
Patrons can access the electronic versions of do-it-yourself legal books from Nolo Press and other self-help publishers from home or office!
Lawyers in the Library
*Closed during coronavirus emergency* This program offers free 20-minute consultations at the Sacramento County Public Law Library every Monday night. Arrive at 5:10 p.m. to participate in a lottery for appointments. More info