Location

Access to Justice Center
(Inside the Hall of Justice)
2610 Riverside Drive
Susanville, CA 96130

Hours

Monday - Friday
8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
1:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Child Care

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.

SHARP

  • Self-Help Assistance and Referral Program
  • SHARP Tech Connect
SELF-HELP/ACCESS TO JUSTICE CENTER

Due to the coronavirus pandemic – until further notice, legal self help will be by telephone rather than in person.

You may call 530-208-9488 anytime, any day, to be placed in line for a call-back from the self-help attorney on a scheduled Friday.

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SHARP: Self-Help Assistance and Referral Program

Lassen Superior Court's self-help resources now include new technology to help self-represented parties complete legal forms and better understand the legal process.

SHARP is a court supported Self-Help Center that provides free assistance to self-represented people (litigants) who do not have attorneys.

Through a collaborative grant, self-help computers and printers have been installed in the Hall of Justice. The computers include interactive programs which assist in the completion of forms for: Divorce; Eviction (Unlawful Detainer Answer and Complaint); Guardianship; Modifying or Establishing Child Support and/or Child Custody and Visitation Orders; Parentage; Restraining Orders (civil harassment, domestic violence, elder abuse); Fee Waiver; Name Change; and Small Claims. All Judicial Council Forms are also available on the computers.

Self-represented litigants can take advantage of these resources by coming to the Self-Help Center at the Hall of Justice – 2610 Riverside Drive in Susanville.

If you need further guidance, please contact the Self-Help Attorney by calling 530-251-8205

Mission Statement

Improve access to the courts, provide pro per litigants with a gateway to the legal system and bridge the gap between the courts and the community by upholding public confidence and trust in the courts with impartiality and integrity free of discrimination of factors such as gender, mental illness, age, sexual orientation, race, religion, nationality, English proficiency, physical disability or type of litigant.

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
  • Attend a Walk-in Clinic. PDF Icon
  • 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

WALK-IN LEGAL CLINICS

Monthly Schedule. Walk-Ins Welcome.
First Come-First Served.
*****A Limited Number of People Will be Seen*****

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Legal Resources

Available to the Public

  • Reference books
  • Informational DVDs
  • Legal Forms
  • Information packets on various areas of law
  • Computers with legal software and access to legal internet sites are also available
Superior Court of California, County of Lassen