Disaster Assistance and Recovery

Many local laws and courts have been affected by COVID-19. Please use the search for legal help tool to find a legal aid organization or self help center near you for accurate information and more support.

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If you cannot afford the filing fee or other court costs, you may qualify to have these fees and costs waived by the court.

Read about where to file your lawsuit or case. Information on jurisdiction and venue.

Even though California has ended most protections for renters due to COVID-19, as of October 1, 2021 renters still have important legal protections! This fact sheet covers key renter protections that could benefit you.

Information and resources for tenants and property owners in Emeryville impacted by COVID-19

Whatever the reason, you have the right to represent yourself, to be your own lawyer in all cases in California.

This section will give you general guidelines for how to best prepare yourself for court.

The Constitution; Executive and Administrative Laws; County, Appellate, Supreme Court, and Federal Districts; State Legislation; and Legal Guides.

The resources listed here are meant to provide legal resources to those who have been directly affected by a disaster.

Crisis counseling and support to people experiencing emotional distress related to natural or human-caused disasters. Text TalkWithUs to 66746 or call (800) 985 - 599.

Special tax law provisions may help taxpayers and businesses recover financially from the impact of a disaster, especially when the federal government declares their location to be a major disaster area.