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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.
The purpose of this Email Hotline is for WomensLaw to provide basic legal information, referrals, and emotional support.
This section will give you general guidelines for how to best prepare yourself for court.
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.
Browse through the statewide disability rights advocacy organization's publications, which cover many areas of the law.
You can request a free interpreter to be with you in court.
A court interpreter verbally translates (called “interpreting”) everything the judge and others say from spoken English into your primary language, and everything you say back into spoken English.
This resource has the answers to commonly asked questions about court interpreters, including how to ask for one.
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To get help with issues related to quality of care or if you are not satisfied with the services that you are receiving.
Did you know that there is an entitlement to mental health services in California?
Legal issues around mental health conditions in the workplace and practical strategies that can be used to ensure ADA rights for people with psychiatric disabilities are realized.
A brief summary of your rights.
Consent rights, incompetence, rehabilitation, petitions, rights, and more.
Patients" rights law is composed of a complex and evolving system of statutes, regulations, and court decisions. This handbook should be considered a guide, but it may not accurately reflect all the rights available to persons at all times.
Read the laws about: abortion, abuse, healthcare confidentiality, delinquency, dependency, mental health, consent, reproductive health, school health services, and STDs.
Get mental health resources for veterans.