Other Civil Rights

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Read about where to file your lawsuit or case. Information on jurisdiction and venue.

If you cannot afford the filing fee or other court costs, you may qualify to have these fees and costs waived by the court.

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 National Human Trafficking Hotline helps victims who are being forced to do something or work against their will.

When dealing with law enforcement, FBI, and ICE.

What we can do!

It also includes information for noncitizens and minors.

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.

Find information about voting in your area and report voting issues you encounter.

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.

Certain groups of citizens can register and vote absentee in elections for Federal offices.

The application and review process.

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.

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.

The Constitution; Executive and Administrative Laws; County, Appellate, Supreme Court, and Federal Districts; State Legislation; and Legal Guides.

Learn about your rights as a voter