Workshops, Clinics & Lectures

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Click on a link from the list below to see all workshops in that area:

 

CIVIL

Civil Litigation Pro Per Clinic Opens new window
2nd Wednesdays, 10-11 am

Wakefield Taylor Courthouse
725 Court Street, Rm. 222, Martinez, CA 94553

 

CONSERVATORSHIP

Contra Costa Public Law Library Opens new window
1020 Ward Street, Martinez, CA 94553

How to Establish a Conservatorhip of the Person
Free Workshop

 

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE RESTRAINING ORDERS

PITTSBURG - ARNASON JUSTICE CENTER Opens new window
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 Opens new window
100 37th Street.,
Room 185
Richmond, CA 94805
Telephone: (510) 965-4048
Wednesdays  9:00 a.m. (you may not get same-day service if you arrive
after 9:30 a.m.)

Please go to the clerk's office before the clinic starts. Once you have a case number for your proceeding, you can check on its status by clicking here

The Central County Domestic Violence Restraining Order Clinic is by appointment through STAND! For Families Free of Violence at 1-888-215-5555.

 

ELDER LAW (Senior Citizens)

Peter Spinetta Family Law Center Opens new window
751 Pine Street
Martinez, CA  94553
Telephone: (925) 957-7947 (answered only during clinic hours, but messages may be left at any time)
Every Tuesday  9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Please note that the clinic will be closed on December 23rd and 30th for the holidays.

For Contra Costa County residents age 60 and older who do not have an attorney. Help with Elder Abuse, Temporary Restraining Orders, landlord/tenant cases, consumer credit cases, and other civil legal matters affecting seniors.  Available on a drop-in basis or by telephone.

 

FAMILY LAW

The Bar Association of Contra Costa County and the Family Law Facilitator program offer free workshops to help people who are representing themselves in Family Law cases.

START YOUR DIVORCE:   PLEASE NOTE: These workshops start on time, you cannot enter late.

MARTINEZ - SPINETTA FAMILY LAW CENTER Opens new window
751 Pine Street
2nd Floor Conference Room, Room 201
Martinez, CA  94553
Every Monday       9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Before you come to this workshop, you must download and bring with you a copy of either the Starting Your Divorce - Family Law  or  Starting Your Divorce - Domestic Partnership. You can also buy this packet from the clerk's office in Pittsburg or Richmond Court or the Public Law Library in Martinez..

RICHMOND - CARROLL COURTHOUSE Opens new window
100-37th Street
Room 201
Richmond, CA  94805
1st, 2nd, 3rd Tuesdays Start Your Divorce 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
1st, 2nd, 3rd Wednesdays  Como Comenzar un Caso de Divorcio (Español) (primero, segundo, tercero miércoles, comienza en el 9:00 y dura 2-3 horas)

Before you come to this workshop, you must download and bring with you a copy of either Starting Your Divorce - Family Law  or  Starting Your Divorce - Domestic Partnership. 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 Opens new window Monday through Friday between 8:00 a.m. and
1:00 p.m. (except holidays.)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 Opens new window (100-37th Street, Richmond) on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. (closed between 12-1) to make your appointment.

For more information see The Family Law Facilitator Program

 

 GUARDIANSHIP

RICHMOND - CARROLL COURTHOUSE Opens new window 
PLEASE NOTE: All workshops start on time, you cannot enter late.
100-37th Street, Room 201
Richmond, CA  94805
Every Thursday  3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

PITTSBURG - ARNASON JUSTICE CENTER Opens new window  
1000 Center Drive
Self-Help Center
Pittsburg, CA  94565
4th Thursday   8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  YOU MUST SIGN UP FOR THIS WORKSHOP BEFORE YOU CAN ATTEND. To sign up, leave a message at 925-957-5784 or email probfac@contracosta.courts.ca.gov

MARTINEZ - A.F. BRAY COURT BUILDING Opens new window
Contra Costa County Public Law Library
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1020 Ward Street - First Floor
Martinez, CA 94553

First 4 Tuesdays  8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  YOU MUST SIGN UP FOR THIS WORKSHOP BEFORE YOU CAN ATTEND. To sign up, leave a message at 925-957-5784 or email probfac@contracosta.courts.ca.gov

1st and 3rd Thursdays  YOU MUST SIGN UP FOR THIS WORKSHOP BEFORE YOU CAN ATTEND. To sign up, leave a message at 925-957-5784 or email probfac@contracosta.courts.ca.gov

 

HOUSING LAW CLINICS

RICHMOND - CARROLL COURTHOUSE Opens new window
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)

PITTSBURG - ARNASON JUSTICE CENTER Opens new window
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)  

 

SMALL CLAIMS

Small Claims Workshops currently unavailable. 

Unfortunately, the Court is unable to provide any
Small Claims workshops to litigants.

The Court will provide notice on this page
as soon as these Services have been restored.

 

GENERAL LEGAL INFORMATION

Lawyer in the Library: A general clinic where self represented litigants can ask questions on most types of court cases.

MARTINEZ - A.F. BRAY COURT BUILDING Opens new window
Contra Costa County Public Law Library
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1020 Ward Street - First Floor
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.


Free Legal Workshops are 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. Opens new window

 



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