Self Help Resources

In addition to the Law Library, there are a variety of Self Help Resources available. On this page you will find information about agencies within Santa Cruz County that offer legal help, and free online resources that may help you in your research listed by subject matter. Additional online resources can be found on the Online Resources page.  For frequently requested non-judicial council legal forms please visit the forms section.

Santa Cruz County Law Library Self Help Resources

Small Claims Resources

Local Agencies:
Small Claims Advisor:
The Small Claims Advisor provides services for both Santa Cruz and San Benito Counties. These services are free of charge and are desinged to help individuals prepare court forms, obtain legal information and procedural advice. Some...more

Domestic Violence Resources

Local Agencies:
Walnut Avenue Women's Center:
Provides a variety of programs and services for "the purpose of helping women to improve their life situations." Their Domestic Violence Services program provides assistance with restraining orders, family law matt...more

Landlord/Tenant Resources

Local Agencies:
Santa Cruz Superior Court Self Help Center:
Provides help with Landlord/Tenant issues. The Self Help Center is located at 1 Second Street, Rm. 301 Watsonville, CA 95076 This is a drop-in service. No appointments. For more information about their ser...more

Immigration Resources

Local Agencies:
Catholic Charities:
Help immigrants understand and naviagate through the process of becoming a naturalized citizen. Call 422-0602

Santz Cruz Immigration Project:
Provides legal services including naturalization, appeals, wai...more

Labor/Employment Law Resources

Local Agencies:
California Rural Legal Assistance (CRLA):
Assistance with wage and overtime claims, working conditions, retaliation, sexual harassment, and employees' rights. Contact for more information about what services are available and eligibility requirements. C...more

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