Other Civil Rights

Most Frequently Viewed Resources

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.

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.

This section will give you general guidelines for how to best prepare yourself for court.

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.

It also includes information for noncitizens and minors.

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.

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.

Alphabetical Listing of Resources

Options for DACA holders whose driver’s licenses expire when their DACA expires

Your rights to free speech and the limitations.

When your confidential information or records were exposed.

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.

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!

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

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