San Diego County Court Self-Help Center (East County Court House)

Drop in Assistance
Drop in service available, please see Court website for details.
How to Receive Services (Intake)
For Civil Harassment call: (877) 534-2524
For Domestic Violence call (760) 941-5685
For Family Law call (619) 844-2200
For Small Claims call (619) 238-2400
For Unlawful Detainer call (877) 534-2524

250 E. Main St.
Next to Dept. 1
El Cajon, CA 92020
United States

Areas Served
San Diego County
Who We Are

The Self Help Center provides one-on-one assistance explaining procedures and help prepare forms. One on one assistance and workshops – information and forms preparation on divorce (workshop only), parentage, child and spousal support, child custody and visitation, and domestic violence where assistance through a domestic violence clinic is not available.

  • The information on the Self Help Center website, or provided to you in person by a Self-Help Center lawyer or staff person, is not legal advice.
  • The Self-Help Center lawyer is not your lawyer.  He or she is a lawyer who can help people who do not have their own lawyer.
  • You do not have an attorney-client privilege with the Self-Help Center staff or lawyer. What you say to the staff or lawyer is not confidential.
  • Parties on both sides of a case can get help from the Self-Help Center, and parties on both sides of a case may be helped by the same attorney or staff person at the Self-Help Center.
  • Self-Help Center services are free. Anyone who does not have their own lawyer can get help from the Self-Help Center.  It does not matter how much money you make.
This organization is funded by the Legal Services Corporation
This organization is accessible by wheelchair and powerchair
This organization provides access aids for people who are deaf or hard of hearing
ADA compliant bathrooms
Office Scent Policy: no policy
Other Accessibility Information
Court Accessibility Information and Contact Page :,1058568&_dad=portal&_schema=PORTAL
Community Groups
Medicaid Eligible
Mentally Ill
Over 60
Person living with HIV/AIDS
Person with Disabilities
Related to person living with HIV/AIDS
Survivor of Domestic Violence
U.S. Citizen or Documented Immigrant
Under 18
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Organization Type
Court Programs
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