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Home » ACCESS Center
Legal Self-Help at the San Francisco Superior Court
Self-help services for family law matters and certain civil cases are available for self-represented Court customers who seek legal information and/or forms. Customers are served on a first come, first served drop-in basis.
Location and Hours
400 McAllister St., Room 509
San Francisco, CA 94102-4514
Information Line: (415) 551-5880
|8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.||Open for Services||Open for Services||Appointments Only||Open for Services||Appointments Only|
|12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.||CLOSED||CLOSED||Appointments Only||CLOSED||Appointments Only|
|1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.||Open for Services||Open for Services||Appointments Only||Open for Services||Appointments Only|
*It is important for you to arrive early to sign-up. Our drop-in list fills up quickly. Court staff is unable to provide advice or strategize with you concerning your case. Our services are free of charge and are neutral (offered to both sides in a case).
- Give you information in many languages and help you understand your legal options.
- Give you tools to represent yourself in Court.
- Show you how to fill out the legal forms, follow court procedures, find resources or a lawyer.
- Help with criminal cases, immigration, bankruptcy, and civil appeals.
- Act as your lawyer (there is no attorney-client relationship).
- Go with you to Court, or speak to a Judge for you.
- If you have an attorney, the ACCESS Center cannot help you.
You do not have to pay anything to use the ACCESS Center. But you may need to pay for copies and Court filing fees. If you are low-income, you may be able to file for free.
- Dissolution of Marriage/Domestic Partnership
- Legal Separation
- Annulment/Nullity of Marriage
- Establish Paternity/Parental Relationship
- Child Support
- Restraining Orders
- Step-Parent Adoptions (TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED)
Civil (Non-Family) Law
- Small Claims
- Civil Harassment Restraining Orders
- Name Changes
- Gender Changes
- Evictions (Residential)
- Guardianship of the Person (TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED)
- Conservatorship of the Person(TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED)
- Free Confidential Mediation (TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED)