Legal & Consumer Resources
Legal & Consumer Resources
For those folks who want to do a bit of research on their own, who are looking for an attorney or who have questions about the law or the legal system, the following links may be of help.
The State Bar of California offers a Public Services page which contains forms and pamphlets, allows you to research basic information about an attorney, guides you to attorney referral services, and much more.
The Alameda County Bar Association website also contains a page of information and guidance for the public. Here, you can find information about referrals to attorneys in specific legal areas, legal services for low-income people, Alternative Dispute Resolution (how to solve a dispute short of a lawsuit) and attorney-client fee disputes.
California Judicial Council Forms are mandatory for use in most state court filings. You may obtain the proper forms from any county court clerk's office, or you may download blank forms or fill out the forms on your screen and print them by clicking here.
California Statutes offers a searchable database of all of the statutes contained in California's 29 codes, from the Business and Professions Code through the Welfare and Institutions Code.
The website for the Alameda County Superior Court contains information about court locations, filing fees, paying fines, small claims and also has its own self-help page.If you want to look up the status of a particular case in the Alameda County Superior Court, or view all of the pleadings filed in a case, you may do so here. You will need either the case number or the next court date. Unfortunately, you can't search by name.
The 'Lectric Law Library offers a wealth of information for professionals and laymen alike on such topics as lawyers, judges, the court system and different types of court cases. It has a lot of tips and do-it-yourself techniques. In particular, check out the "LayPeople's Lounge."
United States Laws is a searchable database of all federal laws.
California Department of Consumer Affairs Consumer Self-Help Directory.
California Attorney General's Office, Consumer Alerts, Information and Complaints.
California Department of Consumer Affairs Senior Scambuster Kit.
Contractors State License Board Legal Issues for Consumers.
Check license status or file a complaint with the Bureau of Automotive Repairs.
Opt out of telemarketers' calls with the National Do Not Call Registry.
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