Help From Your Court

Every superior court in California has legal help available in family law and in small claims cases. Several superior courts can also help you with other legal issues, but it varies between courts. This section […]

Being Sued

When you are sued, you first need to decide whether you are going to respond to the lawsuit. If you choose to respond, you have to make sure you do it within the deadline, and […]

Jury Service

Juror Pay California pays jurors $15 every day starting on the second day of service, except employees of governmental entities who receive full pay and benefits from their employers while on jury service. Because governmental […]

Types of Legal Cases

Trial courts hear many different types of cases. Overall, cases fall under 1 of 2 categories: Civil cases “Civil” cases are the cases in which private citizens (or companies) sue each other in court.  Civil cases are […]

Appeals Process

The side that files the appeal is called the “appellant.” The other side is called the “respondent.”If you appeal, the appellate court will review the trial court record to decide if a legal mistake was […]