Welcome to the Virtual Self-Help Law Center

Welcome!   Our goal is to provide information that will make it easier for you to handle your court case, whether you have a lawyer or not.

This site can help you learn about court procedures, find forms, and links to other important resources. To save yourself time, you might first want to read Using This Site

This site does not give legal advice.
If you believe you need a lawyer, or legal help, go to: Free and Low-Cost Legal Help

If you want help finding what you need, you can email us at virtualselfhelp@contracosta.courts.ca.gov.

You will receive a response within one week.


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Si necesita ayuda en Español, por favor, siga al
Centro Virtual de Ayuda Legal


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This website’s general information is very helpful for everyone in California.
To find your county court’s website to learn about extra forms or procedures, click here.