ABOUT THE ACCESS TO JUSTICE CENTER
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(s) and available legal and procedural alternatives, options and remedies. Referrals to other community agencies may be made for your benefit.
The Self Help Center attorney will NOT recommend a legal alternative or option for you. It is your responsibility to consider the various alternatives or options available and for you to make all decisions in regard to your case. The Center does NOT provide legal representation or give legal advice about cases. The Family Law Facilitator/Self Help Attorney is NOT your attorney and will NOT represent you in a court action. Communications between you and the Family Law Facilitator/Self-Help Attorney are NOT confidential. You should consult with your own attorney if you want personalized advice or strategy; wish to have a confidential conversation, or to be represented by an attorney in court. Everyone has equal access to the services of the Access to Justice Center/Family Law Facilitator/Self-Help Attorney.
The Family Law Facilitator/Self Help Attorney is NOT responsible for the outcome of your case. The information you provide to the Family Law Facilitator/Self Help Attorney and staff will NOT be kept secret, private or confidential.
YOU ARE INVITED TO:
Schedule an appointment with the Family Law Facilitator/Self Help Attorney.
Utilize the computers for research and preparation of legal forms.
Obtain referrals to local community agencies.
Watch DVDs to assist you in understanding certain areas of law
Monday thru Friday
8:00 am to 12:00 pm
1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Family Law Facilitator
Self Help Attorney
RESOURCES & INFORMATION
Have you 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?
LASSEN FAMILY SERVICES
Are you paying support through the Department of Child Support Services (DCSS)?
If you lose your job or had a change in your income you need to contact the DCSS office immediately to make arrangements to have your support payments adjusted. Be sure to include your DCSS Case Number on all correspondence.
DEPARTMENT OF CHILD SUPPORT SERVICES
Supervised child care facilities are not available at the Access to Justice Center. It is recommended that you make arrangements for your children to stay with a family member, friend or babysitter.
Lassen Superior Court, Hall of Justice
ACCESS TO JUSTICE CENTER
SELF HELP CENTER
Available to the Public
Information packets on various areas of law
Computers with legal software and access to legal internet sites are also available