Self-Help at San Mateo Superior Court

Questions about your court case? Contact the Self-Help Center at the San Mateo Superior Court!

The Self-Help Center at the San Mateo Superior Court provides free services for people who don’t have a lawyer for their court case. The law can be confusing, but the Self-Help Center at the San Mateo Superior Court has information and resources that may help.

We’re working with the San Mateo County Library to share these online services with you. You can access our services at your local library using any public computer or laptop provided. 

LiveChat for Family Law

Got a question about family law? You can now talk with an attorney right on the Self-Help Center at the San Mateo Superior Court website. Our court self-help attorneys can help with things like divorces and separations, custody and visitation orders, child support orders, abuse/harassment, and other family law matters. While the self-help attorneys cannot give legal advice, they can check your forms, explain the law and the court to you, and find other resources for you. Just click on the blue box at the bottom of our website to start chatting.

Small Claims Help

The court works with our Small Claims Advisor to help answer your questions about small claims court. The Advisor is currently offering telephone appointments every Wednesday, and you can sign up here. We also have general information about small claims court on our website.

Landlord/Tenant Issues

The Court works with The Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County to help tenants who are having problems with their landlords. The Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County offers legal counseling, advice, and representation for evictions, rental conditions, and illegal acts by landlords.

The Court also works with an attorney to offer free legal information for landlords who do not have a lawyer and are trying to file an eviction. Our Landlord Clinic Attorney offers telephone appointments every Thursday, and you can sign up here.

Get the help you need. Contact the Self-Help Center at the San Mateo Superior Court today.

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