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Find a Lawyer: (Back to top)

Fresno County Bar Attorney Referral
For a fee of $35 a counselor from the local bar association will match you with an area attorney who meets your legal needs. Includes a free ½ hour consultation with the attorney.

Central California Legal Services
An organization that provides free legal services to low income residents of Fresno and surrounding counties.

Centro La Familia
Provides legal and other services to persons with low income. Focuses on housing issues, domestic violence and assistance with government support programs.
A searchable database of lawyers by location or area of law
A searchable database of lawyers by location or area of law

Forms: (Back to top)

California Courts Forms
The site from the California Judicial Council to find all official court forms for statewide use. Forms are available in PDF format and can be filled out online.

Fresno County Local Forms
All forms specifically for use in Fresno County can be found on this site. Also, look at the link for Form Instruction Packets for guides to completing many of the California Judicial Council forms.

Self-Help: (Back to top)

California Courts Self Help
The official site of the California Courts, it provides information on a wide variety of legal topics, geared at those who are unfamiliar with the law

Sacramento Public Law Library
This public law library has compiled an excellent list of how-to and research guides on a variety of legal topics.

Self-Help Legal Library - Legal Information Reference Center
This database contains the searchable full text of books covering a wide range of legal topics, from traffic court, to small claims court to probate. Some books are specific to California and some are national in scope, so be sure to look at the title carefully to see if the book is focused on California. This service is free through the library for Fresno County residents.

Fresno County Superior Court Family Law Facilitator
Provides assistance to self-represented litigants in cases dealing with child and spousal support cases and limited assistance for other divorce and child custody/visitation issues.

Fresno County Small Claims Advisor
The Small Claims Advisor can provide information about the small claims process and assistance with completing the necessary paperwork.

Cases and Codes: (Back to top)

Google Scholar
Searchable database of state and federal cases using Google search terms. Make sure that when you search, the “Legal Opinions and Journals” button is selected.

California Municipal Code and County Ordinance database
Has links to the City of Fresno Municipal Code, the Fresno County Ordinances and the codes for many other cities in Fresno County.

California Law
A searchable database of California statutes.

California Code of Regulations
A database of the rules that govern the operation of government agencies in California

U.S. Government Printing Office
This site, provided by the Government Printing Office, has searchable access to the U.S. Code, the Code of Federal Regulations, the Federal Register, and many other government publications.

Courts: (Back to top)

Fresno County Superior Court

California 5th District Court of Appeal

United States District Court-Eastern District of California

United States Bankruptcy Court-Eastern District of California

Judges/Attorneys: (Back to top)

Fresno County Bar Association

California State Bar Association

American Bar Association

State of California Commission on Judicial Performance
The Commission on Judicial Performance is the independent state agency responsible for investigating complaints of judicial misconduct and judicial incapacity and for disciplining judges.