Self Help Resources

The Self-Help Clinic will be closed on September 19, 2018 and open again on September 26, 2018.

Attorneys and Self-Represented Litigants

Self-Represented Litigants
Self-represented litigants that take advantage of these resources generally feel more comfortable vis-a-vis the appellate process by knowing ahead of time what to expect.

  • Civil Appellate Practices and Procedures for the Self-Represented (for the Second Appellate District)
  • California Courts Online Self-Help Center (Prepared by the Judicial Council of California)
  • Pro Bono Project
    A pilot program looking into offering representation in a limited range of cases to indigent litigants who are without the assistance of counsel.
  • Free Self-Help Clinic for Indigent Civil Litigants
    The Clinic is open by appointment only. Located on the Second Floor of the North Tower of the Ronald Reagan State Building, across from the Clerk’s Office.

    Appointments are made by calling (213) 830-7234 on Tuesdays between 7:30 a.m. and noon.  Clinic staff will confirm appointments by telephone or e-mail no later than 4:00 p.m. that same day. Appointments will be for the next day the clinic is open, which is usually Wednesday.

    Priority for appointments will be given to the first ten callers who were not served in the Clinic the previous week.

    Those who do not receive appointment confirmation by 4:00 p.m. on the day of their call, do NOT have an appointment and will NOT be admitted to the Clinic.

    The clinic is open most Wednesdays from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon and 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. and the last Wednesday of each month from 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. ONLY.