Access Center

Customers with
Education and



Thursday, October 14, 2021

The ACCESS Center will be CLOSED on Thursday, October 14, 2021 for staff training. We apologize for any inconvenience.

The ACCESS Center will re-open on Monday, October 18, 2021. Please visit the ACCESS Webpage:

NOTICE: For information on rent relief (help paying past due rent), please see: Housing is Key 

  • State Landlord/Tenant Self-Help
  • Eviction Defense Collaborative:  (415) 947-0797
  • Bar Association of San Francisco: (415) 989-1616
  • Bay Area Legal Aid Phone: (800) 551-5554
  • La Raza Centro Legal Phone: (415) 575-3500
  • CA State Bar Association Phone: (866) 442-2529


Legal Self-Help at the San Francisco Superior Court

ACCESS Center's updated hours of operation is available here. El Centro ACCESS servicios remotos solamente.

Self-help services for family law matters and non-family law cases are available for self-represented Court customers. The ACCESS Center can give you legal information and/or referrals to other resources to help you represent yourself. We cannot provide you legal advice.

•    The ACCESS Center is available to help both parties to a case, which means we may also help the other side in your case. 
•     We do NOT represent you, will NOT act as your lawyer, and your meetings with us are not private. This means that what you tell the ACCESS Center is NOT confidential. 
•    We can help with general information and instructions with San Francisco cases only and when appropriate, we may give you referrals for other resources. 
•    We are not able to assist or answer questions for third parties or family members, including attorneys, law firms, document preparers and paralegal services. 
•    Communications between you and the ACCESS Center are not confidential. You may want to consult with your own attorney if you want personalized advice or strategy, to have a confidential conversation, or to be represented by an attorney in court. 
•    ACCESS Staff cannot advise, strategize, go to court on your behalf, nor speak to a judge to discuss your case. Contact the (BASF) Bar Association of San Francisco’s Lawyer Referral Service at (415) 989-1616 to hire an attorney, and/or to see if you qualify for a low fee or free attorney.