For the Public

The Law Library will be CLOSED in observance of Presidents’ Day on Monday, 19 February 2024.

Tenants Right Workshop

The CRLA is putting on a tenant’s right webinar in collaboration with HERA next month on September 12th, at 12:00 PM.

Please click the link above to register for the Zoom webinar.

Access Nolo Titles Online with EBSCO Legal Information Reference Center

  • legal information reference center iconA database with full-text access to self-help guides for people inexperienced with legal issues. Written in plain English, these books provide great step-by-step and informational guides for non-attorneys faced with legal issues.
  • Includes popular NOLO titles: Fight your Ticket and Win in California, Everybody’s Guide to Small Claims Court in California, The Guardianship Book for California, How to Probate an Estate in California, The California Landlord’s Law Guide: Evictions, The California Landlord’s Law Book: Rights and Responsibilities, California Tenants’ Rights, and Win Your Lawsuit: Sue in California Superior Court Without a Lawyer.
  • This database is available outside of the library for residents of Ventura County. Click here to access it.

Current Nolo titles:

This spreadsheet of the library’s current Nolo titles is divided into three sheets: Subject, Title, Class # (location).

Court Self Help Centers

The Ventura Superior Court has created self-help videos available on YouTube. Click HERE to watch.

The Court operated Self Help Centers are available at the Ventura Hall of Justice, the Simi Valley Courthouse, and the Juvenile Courthouse in Oxnard. See the fliers below for hours, addresses, and contact information.

Family Law Self Help at the Hall of Justice in Ventura & the Family Resource Center at the Juvenile Courthouse in Oxnard: Promotional Flier. Spanish Version.

The Self Help Legal Access Center in Ventura, Oxnard, and Simi Valley provides general information on how to fill out and file court forms in the following types of civil cases: Eviction/Unlawful Detainer, Collection, Guardianship, Conservatorship, Civil Harassment Restraining Order,  Name Change, Step-Parent & Adult Adoption, and Expungements (Misdemeanor & Infractions only): Promotional Flier. Spanish Version.

Other Sources of Legal Help

Law Library staff have developed this list of local low or no cost providers of legal help in and around Ventura County: Low Cost Legal Services and Support Services.