Small Claims Advisor Program

       
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The Small Claims Advisor helps both plaintiffs and defendants understand how to prepare and file their court forms, follow court procedures, consider different ways to settle a case, and get ready for court. In Contra Costa County, the Small Claims Advisor holds legal information workshops in different parts of the county.

  • For information about Small Claims lectures, click here.
     
Unfortunately, Small Claims email assistance and workshops have been temporarily suspended.
Information will be posted here as soon as
these services have been restored.



If you would like to talk to a lawyer, call the Contra Costa Bar Association at 925-825-5700. They charge a $30.00 administrative fee to schedule a half-hour consultation with an attorney.


For More Information:
 

Online Resources At this website you will find help with:
Virtual Self-Help Law Center *

www.cc-courthelp.org/

Online small claims information and forms (local information):

  • Steps to handle small claims cases:
    (before, during and after your hearing)
  • How to collect your judgment
  • What to do if you are a defendant
  • Free forms you can fill out online

California Courts *

http://www.courts.ca.gov/selfhelp.htm

Online small claims information and forms: 

  • The process of Small Claims court:
    (before, during and after your hearing)
  • How to collect your judgment
  • What to do if you are a defendant
  • Free forms you can fill out online


* Highly recommended that you visit the website before you attend a lecture
   or before you contact the Small Claims Advisor by email since emails will be
   answered within 2 weeks.

 


 

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