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Last Updated: May 17, 2023     Views: 211

Can you help me find a form? Can you help me fill out a form?

The law librarians can help you find self-help books, form books, practice guides in print and in electronic format, and government, law library, and legal databases and websites that may have forms relevant to your issues. We can show you how to use book indexes and legal databases to locate form templates.

 

Law librarians are not authorized to select a form for you or to fill out a form for you. Library staff are prohibited from giving legal advice.

 

Judicial Council Forms

Judicial Council forms are available online at http://www.courts.ca.gov/forms.htm. 

 

Alameda County Superior Court Local Forms 

Alameda County Superior Court local forms are available online at http://www.alameda.courts.ca.gov/Pages.aspx/Forms-Filing-Overview. 

 

Alameda County Self-Help Center

For certain types of cases, if you are self-represented (pro se/pro per) you may be able to receive limited assistance competing forms from the Superior Court of California, Alameda County's Self-Help Center and Family Law Facilitator's Office:

Services offered at the Self-Help Center and Family Law Facilitator's Office

Self-Help Center and Family Law Facilitator's Office Hours and Locations

 

In some circumstances documents can be uploaded for Self-Help Center staff to review via online chat -- there’s a paperclip icon on the page once chat starts, users can ask staff to review their form and assuming it’s something they assist with, the form can be uploaded via the paperclip icon option during the chat.

 

Legal Document Assistants

Legal Document Assistants are authorized, after meeting certain requirements, to help people fill out legal forms. The California Association of Legal Document Assistants has a directory which you can search to find a Legal Document Assistant.

 

Odyssey Guide and File

Odyssey Guide and File is a web-based interface for certain types of legal forms that some California court websites mention (for example the Santa Clara County Superior Court). You are asked a series of questions and Guide and File will output your legal form based on your answers, available at https://california-efm.tylertech.cloud/SRL

A list of filings available is located at https://california-efm.tylertech.cloud/SRL/SRL