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.
Whatever the reason, you have the right to represent yourself, to be your own lawyer in all cases in California.
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.
This interactive map and search engine that will help you find legal assistance near you.
The Constitution; Executive and Administrative Laws; County, Appellate, Supreme Court, and Federal Districts; State Legislation; and Legal Guides.
Eligibility, Benefits, and Deadlines
By filing online you can submit and view certain benefit requests, receive electronic notification of decisions, and receive real-time case status updates.
The Attorney General's guide on avoiding scams targeting immigrants and their families in English, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Tagalog, and Vietnamese.
You may file an appeal on some unfavorable decisions to the USCIS Administrative Appeals Office (AAO) or the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA).
Use your application receipt number to check your case status online.
This section will give you general guidelines for how to best prepare yourself for court.
Download your immigration forms online.
Recognizing that some applicants cannot pay the filing fees, USCIS established a fee waiver process for certain forms and benefit types.
A comprehensive resource on how ICE raids work, your rights, and what you and your community can do to stop criminalization and deportation.
Field Offices handle scheduled interviews on non-asylum related applications.
You can use this dictionary to quickly look up a definition or explanation for a topic.
A job offer, investment, self-petition, and special categories.
Form fees, eligibility requirements, fee waiver eligibility, required documents, and mailing addresses vary depending on the form you are filing and why you are filing.