SACRAMENTO – RECEIVES ADDITIONAL GRANT FUNDING TO EXPAND ITS SELF-HELP SERVICES PROGRAM TO PRO PER LITIGANTS IN CIVIL CASES
Sacramento Superior Court Receives Additional Grant Funding to Expand its Self-Help Services Program to Pro Per Litigants in Civil Cases Additional grant funding was provided by the Judicial Council in FY 2018-19 to the Sacramento Superior Court to expand its self-help services program in civil matters. We are pleased to announce that the official doors will open to pro per litigants on Monday, March 4, 2019. The new Civil Self-Help Center is located in the Hall of Justice Facility, located at 813 6th Street. Drop-in hours will be Monday, Wednesday and Fridays from 8:30am to 11:00am and from 1:30pm to 4:00pm. This program is unique in California as it will concentrate on civil cases with emphasis on civil harassment and name changes. The program will strive to assist pro per litigants in properly completing the filing packets and navigating the legal process.
The grant funding permits the Court to allocate resources including one principal staff attorney, two paralegals and computer equipment to assist an ever-growing population of pro per litigants in Sacramento County. Future program expansion will include workshops and clinics. Data gathering will occur during the program to evaluate the number of clients served and additional program needs.
Presiding Judge David De Alba said, “We are pleased to be able to provide assistance to people in our community who cannot afford an attorney and otherwise may not have access to the court.”
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