Self-Help Resources at the Law Library


Civil Self-Help Center

*Telephone only until further notice* 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. To be screened for eligibility, call (916) 476-2731‬.‬ (En español) More info

Free Self-Help Workshops

*Canceled until further notice — videos available*

In-person workshops are no longer offered at the CSHC. Assistance with name changes, name and gender changes, and guardianship is now in one-on-one telephone appointments.

Videos of the previous name change, guardianship, and discovery workshops are available on our Self Help Videos page or our Sacramento County Public Law Library YouTube channel.

Law 101

Free online guides to common legal procedures and topics, created by our librarians. More Info

Self-Help Videos

Free videos of our workshops, as well as videos on court procedures, including filing a new civil suit, preparing for trial, serving court documents, the court-required “Conservatorship Video,” and more. More info

Self-Help Books

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!
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Lawyers in the Library

*Canceled until further notice*