Other Civil Rights
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If you cannot afford the filing fee or other court costs, you may qualify to have these fees and costs waived by the court.
Read about where to file your lawsuit or case. Information on jurisdiction and venue.
This section will give you general guidelines for how to best prepare yourself for court.
The legal way to give formal notice is to have the other side "served" with a copy of the paperwork that you have filed with the court.
When dealing with law enforcement, FBI, and ICE.
What should I know while I"m still fighting my criminal case?
Whatever the reason, you have the right to represent yourself, to be your own lawyer in all cases in California.
The Constitution; Executive and Administrative Laws; County, Appellate, Supreme Court, and Federal Districts; State Legislation; and Legal Guides.
The National Human Trafficking Hotline helps victims who are being forced to do something or work against their will.
It also includes information for noncitizens and minors.
Find information about voting in your area and report voting issues you encounter.
Alphabetical Listing of Resources
Your rights to free speech and the limitations.
Complain about a law enforcement agency or officer, federal government contracts, government agency, the U.S. Postal Service, government vehicle misuse, reckless driving, or collisions involving a government vehicle.
Unlike many other states, California does not have a restrictive Voter Identification (ID) law. Generally, a California voter will not have to bring identification to vote.
The application and review process.
This guide offers an introduction to one's rights as a student in discipline matters and shares tips on navigating the educational system.
A guide designed to answer general questions on one's freedom of speech and right to protest.
Read on to learn what you need to know before heading out to exercise your constitutionally protected right to protest.
Opting out and taking action with recruiters.
What we can do!
Certain groups of citizens can register and vote absentee in elections for Federal offices.
Learn about your rights as a voter