How to Receive Services (Intake)
Walk-in help available. Please check the Self-Help Legal Access Center webpage for hours and locations. For online help fill out a questionnaire form available below (Who We Are).
800 South Victoria Avenue
Ventura, CA 93009
(805) 289 - 8724
Who We Are
The Self-Help Legal Access Center provides informational assistance to self-represented litigants in the following types of civil cases: Unlawful Detainer, Collection, Guardianship and Conservatorship, Civil Harassment Restraining Order, Name Change, Step-Parent Adoption and Expungements of misdemeanors and infractions only. The Self-Help Center does NOT assist with all types of civil cases. Specifically, the Self-Help Center does NOT assist litigants with initiating civil law suits, small claims cases, criminal matters, probate decedent estates and trust issues, and appeals and writs.
Self-Help Center staff can help you with selecting and completing the appropriate forms and providing you with general legal information and information regarding the status of your case. Self-Help Center staff does not represent you in court, does not provide legal advice and cannot assist you if you are currently be represented by an attorney. Communications between you and the Self-Help Center staff are NOT confidential. You will be helped on a "first-come first-served" basis. As Spanish interpreters cannot be guaranteed, those in need of an interpreter should provide their own as well as someone who can help them to complete the forms in English.
The Self-Help Legal Access Center (SHLAC) walk-in hours, and locations are available on the Superior Court of Ventura County Self-Help Legal Access Center Webpage. For online help fill out the Internet Services Program (ISP) questionnaire form. A SHLAC staff member will contact you within two business days with instructions on how to proceed. On the Questionnaire, please remember to include a valid e-mail address. In order to use and complete court forms, you will need Adobe Reader. You can download it for free with the following link: Download Adobe Reader questionnaire/form.
This organization is accessible by wheelchair and powerchair
This organization provides access aids for people who have auditory access needs
Person living with HIV/AIDS
Person with Disabilities
Related to person living with HIV/AIDS
Survivor of Domestic Violence
U.S. Citizen or Documented Immigrant
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