Self Help Support
Selfhelpsupport.org is a membership site for pro se practitioners and serves as an online national clearinghouse of information relating to self-representation.
Their mission is to support practitioners in the courts, community, and legal profession through the dissemination of relevant information on self-help and legal aid programs.
Willows Court Services
The Self-Help Center staff does not give legal advice such as one would obtain from private counsel. There is no confidential attorney-client relationship between attorneys at the center and the self-represented litigants who seek legal information. The staff will provide information about procedure, substantive law and choices litigants may have, thereby allowing people to make informed decisions about their cases. Staff can assist litigants in completing their legal forms by explaining what information is being sought.
Serving the Public
Alternative Dispute Resolution
Another key component to the program is to encourage resolution of legal problems through non-adversarial means Alternative Dispute Resolution and Mediation services are as valuable to the self-represented litigant as they are to the courts. Mediation is a means of resolving disputes between the parties, which is far less stressful than appearing before a judge in court. Mediation focuses on problem solving that best meets the needs of both parties. The use of Mediation is strongly encouraged by the courts.
The Self-Help Center will be working closely with the offices of the Family Law Facilitators in Butte, Glenn and Tehama Counties. Together, these organizations will provide assistance and referrals for all areas of Family Law, including Divorce, Child Custody and visitation, Establishment of Paternity, Step Parent Adoptions, and Guardianships. For Child or Spousal support matters, contact the Family Law Facilitator at 530-934-7114.
The Self-Help Center will be working with the Department of Child Support Services to help make sure child support orders are fair and correct under the standards s established by the State of California.
Glenn County Family Law Facilitator
Information in available to:
Glenn County District Attorney
Glenn County Sheriff Civil Division
Glenn County Recorder
Glenn County Court Mediation
Glenn County Court Clerks Office
To print information about the Willow Court Services, please click on the link below:
Catalyst Domestic Violence Services
Community Legal Information Center
Lawyer Referral Service
Legal Services of Northern California
Northern Valley Catholic Social Service
Small Claims Advisor
To print information about the Community Services, please click on the link below:
Legal Service of Northern California
Butte Regional Office
The following is a summary of services offered on a regular basis by the Butte Regional Office (BRO) of Legal Service of Northern California; the focus of those service and community resources available in BROs Four county service areas (Butte, Glenn, Plumas and Tehama).
BROs focus is on fair housing issues, subsidy cases, creating and maintaining affordable housing options and avoiding eviction.
BROs focus is on cases involving welfare fraud or sanctions, eligibility denials, scope of service IHSS.
Senior Law Project
For more information about the Legal Services of Northern California, please click on the link below:
Represent Yourself in Court
This book and other law related self-help books are available at local libraries and area bookstores