The Self Help Center/Family Law Facilitator can’t be your attorney, but they can help with paperwork and process for family law issues, small claims court, and other issues.

Ways to Contact

Reach out via phone or LiveChat to schedule an in person or remote appointment. Phone: 510.272.1393 (Monday – Thursday) 2-4pm. Messages can only be left during these hours & voicemails will be returned within 5 business days).

Livechat: available on bottom right of the Self-Help Website. Hours: (Monday – Thursday) 9am-12pm.


Drop-in for support.

Even though the wait can be long, there are a mix of attorneys, paralegals, and other court volunteers to either help you immediately, or to schedule a follow-up appointment and/or a workshop.


Children and family members not invited in, but there is childcare on the third floor.

Collect key information in advance if possible: case numbers, names of key people, court dates and deadlines, documents related to the issue, and any questions you have.