Legal Assistance

Looking for someone to help you unwind all the legal red tape? Start here for tools and organizations to get you started.

MULTIPLE COUNTIES

Law Help California Website. LawHelp helps people of low & moderate incomes find free legal aid programs in their communities, answers to questions about their legal rights & forms to help them with their legal problems. http://www.LawHelpCa.org.

Legal Services of Northern California; serving all upper CA counties. Comprehensive website offers legal resources & research tools. Offers a legal services program providing civil representation to low-income clients. Assists with tenant, public benefits & unemployment issues. Helps grandparents raising grandchildren with guardianships. LSNC Health Hotline assists with health care issues. http://www.lsnc.net. (916) 551-2150.

  • Butte, Glenn & Tehama: 541 Normal Ave., Chico. (530) 345-9491 or (800) 345-9491.
  • Shasta & Siskiyou: 1370 West St., Redding.  (530) 241-3565 or (800) 822-9637.

BUTTE COUNTY

Butte County SHARP; Chico/Oroville. Provides general assistance to people who do not have attorneys in  the areas of family law, guardianships, evictions, small claims, name changes & restraining orders. Program staff will provide information about procedure, substantive law & choices that litigants may have, allowing people to make informed decisions about their cases. Offices are open 8:30am-4pm, Mon-Fri. http://www.buttecourt.ca.gov/Departments/SHARP.

  • Chico. 1775 Concord Ave. (530) 532-7024.
  • Oroville.1 Court Street. (530) 532-7015.

Community Legal Information Center (CLIC); Chico. CLIC is a student-run, non-profit organization that has been providing legal information to students & community members for more than 40 years. CLIC also provides paralegal internship opportunities with students working directly under CLIC’s four supervising attorneys. Find CLIC under the Services tab on the homepage. http://www.as.csuchico.edu. 25 Main St, Ste. 102. (530) 898-4354.

GLENN COUNTY

Glenn County Family Law Facilitator Program; Willows. Assists self-represented family law litigants on the preparation of family law petitions, responses, motions & declarations in cases where child or spousal support is an issue. The court now offers free services to people who need help with family law matters. A licensed attorney provides direct services to families. Appointments only. Find Family Law Facilitator under the Court Information tab. http://www.glenncourt.ca.gov. (530) 934-6446 ext. 7004. 

Glenn County Self Help Center; Willows. Staff provide information about procedure, substantive law & choices litigants may have, thereby allowing people to make informed decisions about their cases. Staff can assist litigants in completing their legal forms by explaining what information is being sought. Self-Help Center staff does not give legal advice such as one would obtain from private counsel. Find Self Help under the Court Information tab on the homepage. http://www.glenncourt.ca.gov. 119 N. Butter St. (530) 934-7114.

TEHAMA COUNTY

Tehama County Family Law Facilitator; Red Bluff. Provides educational materials to parents concerning the court processes of establishing & maintaining parentage rights or child & spousal support. Also helps distribute necessary court forms & voluntary declarations of paternity. Provides assistance in completing forms, child support issues & more. Find Family Law Facilitator under the Court & Legal Documents tab. http://www.tehamachildsupport.org. 1760 Walnut St. (530) 529-6116.

Tehama Superior Court Self Help; Red Bluff. SHARP (Self Help and Referral Program) provides general assistance to people who do not have attorneys. Assistance is provided in the areas of family law, guardianships, evictions, small claims, name changes, guardianship & restraining orders. Program staff provide information about procedure, substantive law & choices that litigants may have, allowing people to make informed decisions about their cases. Find the Self Help tab on the main page.  http://www.tehamacourt.ca.gov. 1740 Walnut St. (530) 527-8649.

SHASTA COUNTY

Shasta County Family Law Facilitator/Self Help; Redding. Provides general information & assistance completing necessary court forms for child support issues, filing for divorce or legal separation, final judgments in family law cases, grandparent visitation, guardianship cases, etc. Click the Self Help tab on the home page. http://www.shastacourts.com. 1500 Court St. (530) 245-6900.

SISKIYOU COUNTY

Siskiyou County Family Law Facilitator/Self Help; Yreka.The facilitator is an attorney who can discuss certain matters, answer questions & explain options. The facilitator only assists people who represent themselves & does not represent anyone in court. Provides legal information & help with many issues including: child/spousal support, divorce/separation, custody/visitation issues, name changes, evictions, etc. mskinner@siskiyou.courts.ca.gov. http://www.familylawfacilitator.info. 311 4th St.

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North State Parent is a free monthly publication that circulates within five California counties: Butte, Glenn, Shasta, Southern Siskiyou and Tehama. Our pages are filled with family-oriented places to go, services and products geared for women and things to do; a focus on parenting, community, health, education, teens, youth, and much more.

Updated: Jul 14, 2017 @ 11:28 am