Workshops, Clinics & Presentations


Workshop Calendar

CIVIL  
Civil Litigation Pro Per Clinic 2nd Wednesdays, 12:00-1:00 pm (2nd Thursday in November only)
Contra Costa County Bar Association 2300 Clayton Road, Suite 520, Concord, CA
CONSERVATORSHIP  
Responsibilities of Conservatorship of the Person and Conservatorship Of the Estate To sign-up for a Conservatorship Workshop, call the Contra Costa County Public Law Library at (925) 646-2783.
How to Establish a Conservatorship of the Person 1:30 to 3:30 at the Contra Costa County Public Law Library, 1020 Ward Street in Martinez
August 1, Sept. 12, Oct. 3, Nov. 7, Dec. 5, 2016
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE RESTRAINING ORDERS  
PITTSBURG - ARNASON JUSTICE CENTER 1000 Center Drive
Self-Help Center
Pittsburg, CA 94565
Tuesdays 9:00 a.m. (you may not get same-day service if you arrive after 9:30 a.m.)
RICHMOND - CARROLL COURTHOUSE 100 37th Street
Room 202
Richmond, CA 94805
Wednesdays 9:00 a.m. (you may not get same-day service if you arrive after 9:30 a.m.)
FAMILY LAW  
  The Bar Association of Contra Costa County and the Family Law Facilitator program offer free workshops in person and online to help people who are representing themselves in Family Law cases.
START YOUR DIVORCE The Start Your Divorce Workshop in English is available online only. Before you start this workshop, you must download a copy of the Starting Your Divorce - Marriage/Domestic Partnership packet. You can also buy this packet from the clerk's office in Pittsburg or Richmond Court or the Public Law Library in Martinez.
FINISH YOUR DIVORCE The workshops to finish your divorce are available in Martinez and Richmond by appointment only. To sign up for a workshop, come to the Help Desk at 751 Pine Street, Martinez Monday through Thursday between 8:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. (except holidays.) Appointments are limited, so please arrive as early as possible and be prepared to wait. Take a number. When your number is called, tell the facilitator that you need an appointment for the "Finish your Divorce" workshop. The facilitator will make sure you have filed all the documents you need to file before working on your judgment documents.
You can also check in at the Richmond Facilitator Office (100-37th Street, Richmond) on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. (closed between 12:00 p.m-1:00 p.m) to make your appointment.

For more information see The Family Law Facilitator Program
GUARDIANSHIP  
  You must register to attend these workshops, but to do so is simple: you may leave a message at (925) 608-1000 or send an email to probfac@contracosta.courts.ca.gov
Please note that no child care available so please do not bring children to the workshops. Also be sure to arrive on time, since late arrivals will not be admitted.
PITTSBURG - ARNASON JUSTICE CENTER 1000 Center Drive
Self-Help Center
Pittsburg, CA 94565

"Initiating Petitions": Fourth Thursday of each month, except on court or county holidays, 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

You must bring a printed Guardianship Packet available here.
RICHMOND - CARROLL COURTHOUSE 100 37th Street
Room 105
Richmond, CA 94805

"Initiating Petitions": First Thursday of each month, except on court or county holidays, 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

You must bring a printed Guardianship Packet available here or for sale at the Clerk's Office window in room 185 at the Richmond courthouse.
MARTINEZ - A.F. BRAY COURTHOUSE 1020 Ward Street
Self-Help Center
Martinez, CA 94553

"Initiating Petitions": Third Tuesday of each month (assistance in Spanish), except on court or county holidays, 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.;
and Fourth Tuesday except on court or county holidays, 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

You must bring a printed Guardianship Packet available at the Guardianship Forms section of our
website www.cc-courts.org/forms or for sale at the Clerk's Office window in room 185 at the Richmond courthouse.
HOUSING LAW CLINICS  
PITTSBURG - ARNASON JUSTICE CENTER 1000 Center Drive
Self-Help Center
Pittsburg, CA 94565

Every Wednesday 9:00am - noon (arrive by 10:00 am to receive assistance)
RICHMOND - CARROLL COURTHOUSE 100 37th Street
Room 202
Richmond, CA 94805

Every Monday 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. (arrive by 11:00 am to receive assistance)
SMALL CLAIMS  
  The presentations cover jurisdictional limitations of Small Claims court; types of cases heard; mediation as a helpful avenue to solve disputes; initial filings with the court to start the case; notifying other parties about the lawsuit (“service of process”); obtaining evidence and preparing for the trial hearing; what to expect at the hearing; judgment; and obligations and options of the parties after issuance of the judgment. The presentations do not cover how to collect a judgment at the moment.

Please note that no child care available so please do not bring children to the workshops. Also be sure to arrive on time, since late arrivals will not be admitted.
PITTSBURG - ARNASON JUSTICE CENTER 1000 Center Drive
Self-Help Center
Pittsburg, CA 94565

Every Wednesday 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. (arrive by 11:00 am to receive assistance)
RICHMOND - CARROLL COURTHOUSE 100 37th Street
Room 202
Richmond, CA 94805

Every Monday 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. (arrive by 11:00 am to receive assistance)
GENERAL LEGAL INFORMATION  
Lawyer in the Library MARTINEZ - A.F. BRAY COURTHOUSE
1020 Ward Street - First Floor
Self-Help Center
Martinez, CA 94553

2nd Tuesday 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Sign-ups start at noon. Maximum of 20 people accepted per clinic.

Lawyer in the Library: Dates for 2017
Free Legal Workshops Free Legal Workshopsare drop-in free legal clinics hosted by the Contra Costa County Bar Association. Volunteer attorneys or qualified legal professionals help members of the public handle their own legal dispute. Upcoming topics include:
Bankruptcy Law, Family Law, Elder Law, Immigration Law, Landlord/Tenant Law, Animal/Neighbor Law

For dates, times and locations please click here