Online Self-Help Resources

I-CAN!™ Legal print instructions to tell you what to do with your forms, and how the court process works.

I-CAN! Legal   can help you with court forms for the following:

•  Child Custody
•  Child Support
•  Civil Harassment
•  Divorce
•  Domestic Violence
•  Eviction
•  Fee Waiver
•  Guardianship
•  Income and Expense
•  Name Change
•  Notice of Motion
•  Order to Show Cause
•  Paternity Petition
•  Small Claims
•  Wage and Earnings

I-CAN!™ Legal can help you with forms for the Advance Health Care Directive.

You must print your completed forms and take them to the Court for filing.
This is not an online filing service.


Self-Help Center

The  California Court's Online Getting Started Self-Help Center will help you find assistance and information, work better with an attorney, and represent yourself in some legal matters.

Use the Common Legal topics link  to find legal information and free or low-cost legal help organized by topic.

CALIFORNIA COURTS – Self-Help YouTube Channel

These Self-Help YouTube videos will help you find assistance and information on legal matters and processes, and will help you work better with an attorney and/or represent yourself in some legal matters.


The California Courts website provides all Judicial Council forms approved for mandatory and optional use.

Forms are provided in PDF format and may be viewed and printed from any computer for which Adobe Reader 7.0 or newer is installed. Forms indicated as fillable may be filled out online. Non-fillable versions of all forms are also available. Most forms may be saved directly to your hard drive. Use Adobe Reader to open the file after saving.


Free online legal information, along with sales of self-help books
and software.
Free online access to California legal research materials, including,
cases, statutes (Penal Code, Vehicle Code, etc.) and regulations.

AMADOR  LIBRARY e-Resources ( Library Card Required )

See the Amador Library e-Resources on the Law Library page.