Legal Help

 Santa Clara Superior Court Public Access Case Information Site: Gain information on  your case regarding civil, family, probate and small claims cases. You cannot access information for parentage if you have children and are not married. If you are married or have no kids you will be able to access your case file. This is only for Santa Clara County.

Restraining Order Help:

The Restraining Order Help Center is the place to go for information on how to get a restraining order. The staff there will talk to you about your problem and give you the forms and sample books for your specific situation. Learn more here. Information about resources at court and in the community are also provided. You can get information on temporary shelter, counseling, and other help you might need.

Law Help California: Helps Californians find legal aid referrals & self-help resources

The Pro Bono Project: provides quality, caring representation to clients with limited means. Our volunteer attorneys make the courts and the protection of the laws accessible to the most vulnerable members of our community.

Legal Aid Society of Santa Clara: Specializes in special education, family, immigration, domestic violence, fair housing, labor and employment law

California Courts Self-Help: Help with restraining orders, child custody, help for children and teens, criminal justice system, etc. Access this information in Spanish, Vietnamese, Chinese, Korean

Santa Clara County Bar association website/services

California Department of Justice:

Bay Area Legal Aid Santa Clara County: (408) 850-7066 

legal helpline: (Wednesday afternoons from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. for Domestic Violence survivors)

Bay Area Legal Aid’s attorneys and paralegals help people with civil legal problems. We do not provide help with criminal matters. For help with a criminal matter, please call your local Public Defender’s office or bar association.