Superior Court of the State of California

County of Lassen


145 South Lassen Street

Susanville, CA 96130



Committed to Serving the Community


Open For Walk-Ins

Monday thru Friday  

8:00 am to 12:00 pm & 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm


Scheduled Appointments with Facilitator

Monday, Tuesday, & Thursday

1:00 pm to 5:00 pm


Walk-In Appointments with Facilitator

Fridays from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

First Come – First Serve Basis





Improve access to the courts for self-represented litigants and provide legal information to all.





The Access to Justice Center is a free service designed for self-represented litigants who need information about specific, legal issues or court procedures.  Services are provided at no charge, but participants are responsible for all court filing fees.


The Access to Justice Center is staffed by an attorney who is skilled and trained to analyze the issues from the facts presented and explain the applicable law and available legal and procedural alternatives, options and remedies.  The Self Help Center attorney will NOT recommend a legal alternative or option for you to take.  It is your responsibility to consider the various alternatives or options available and for you to make all decisions in regard to your case.  You should consult an attorney, if you need assistance in selecting an option, alternative, or in making a legal decision.


The Center does NOT provide legal representation or give legal advice about cases.  The Family Law Facilitator is NOT  your attorney.   He will not represent you in a court action.  The information you provide to the Family Law Facilitator and staff will not be kept secret, private or confidential.  Everyone has equal access to the services of the Access to Justice Center/Family Law Facilitator.


Legal resources include reference books, videos, legal forms, and information packets on various areas of law.  Computers with legal software and access to legal internet sites are also available.


Supervised child care facilities are not available at the Access to Justice Center.   Please arrange for your children to stay with a family member, friend or babysitter.



Areas of Legal Assistance


·        Child Custody/Visitation

·        Child Support

·        Divorce/Legal Separation

·        Domestic Violence/Civil Harassment

·        Paternity

·        Spousal Support

·        Small Claims

·        Mediation

·        Court Procedures


The staff and resources at the Center are available to assist you in understanding and dealing with legal issues.  They will make referrals to other community agencies that may benefit you, as well.  Spanish assistance is available.



The public is invited to:


Ø      Schedule an appointment with the Family Law Facilitator.

Ø      Utilize the computers for research and preparation of legal forms.

Ø      Obtain referrals.

Ø      Attend free workshops on preparing divorce documents.  Watch for dates and times.

Ø      Watch videos/DVDs to assist you in understanding certain areas of law.




Resources and Information:


If you have filed a Domestic Violence Restraining Order and feel that you need further counseling and/or support services not provided by the Access to Justice Center, please contact:


Lassen Family Services

1306 Riverside Drive

Susanville, CA 96130




If you are paying support through the Department of Child Support Services (DCSS) and you lose your job, or your income is reduced, call, write or go to the DCSS office immediately to make arrangements to have your support payments reduced.  Be sure to include your DCSS Case Number on all correspondence.


Department of Child Support Services

1600 Chestnut Street

Susanville, CA 96130