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Public Law Center General Information

The Public Law Center was established in March, 2001 to assist the growing number of self-represented litigants (parties to a lawsuit) in our court. The Center is part of a public outreach project undertaken by the court to improve access to justice for all members of the community. The Center was established to provide the following:

  • Help for people representing themselves in their legal matters.
  • Education for the public about the role and function of the court in our democratic society.
  • Information to litigants and the public about alternatives to civil litigation in resolving conflict.
  • Networking with other community and public social service agencies to enhance the provision of services and help ensure access to justice.

Using the Center

The Center provides a number of options for people to use to help themselves through the court process. Forms packets are available with instructions for completion. Videos are available on a number of subjects to view at the Center. People are also encouraged to tour the courthouse and observe the courtroom in which they are to appear before their scheduled appearance date so they can watch what happens and be better prepared for their own court appearance.

Family Law Facilitator's Office General Information

The Family Law Facilitator is available to help both parents and all other parties who have questions about family law issues, including child support, spousal support, health insurance and the availability of community resources to help families. The Family Law Facilitator and staff can help you in preparing your own forms and can give you general information. The Family Law Facilitator cannot go with you to court.

The Family Law Facilitator IS NOT YOUR LAWYER, but is a neutral person who does not represent any parent or party. There is no attorney-client relationship between you and the Family Law Facilitator.

The Family Law Facilitator may provide information and services to the other party in your case.

Communications between you and the Family Law Facilitator are not confidential. You should 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.

The Family Law Facilitator is not responsible for the outcome of your case.