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* Free workshops for Sacramento residents or litigants on establishing a guardianship, discovery in civil cases, and name changes. (En español) More info

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* 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