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Learn about Court Service Centers

Find out what services are offered at the Court Service Centers.

There are eight (8) Court Service Centers - one Virtual Court Service Center and seven (7) physical Court Service Centers located within certain courthouse sites.

The Virtual Court Service Center provides:

  • Limited assistance and intakes by phone or video, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. ​
  • Court users with legal information, screens self-represented litigants for eligibility for Court Service Center services, and makes referrals to one of the seven (7) local Court Service Centers and/or community/legal aid services.

The seven (7) Court Service Centers provide:

  • In-person services on Tuesday and Thursday, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m.; 2 p.m.-4:30 p.m. with priority given to emergency services.
  • Assistance by phone or video Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (Note: Intakes for remote services are from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. through the Virtual Court Service Center). 

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Court Service Center locations

Court Service Centers are open at 7 courthouses:

Before visiting your local Court Service Center in-person, prepare ahead of time by connecting to the Virtual Court Service Center first. You will be able to:

  • Determine ahead of time whether one of the local Court Service Centers can help you with your situation;
  • Get answers to basic questions;
  • Reduce the time it takes to receive assistance at one of the local Court Service Centers by completing an intake;
  • Receive information about legal and community resources;

What services do the local Court Service Centers provide?

Court Service Centers CAN provide:

  • One-on-one help filling out forms
  • Information about court rules, procedures, and practices
  • Court documents and written instructions (some offered in multiple languages)
  • An interpreter at your request
  • Contact information for community resources, legal assistance programs, and social service agencies
  • Computers with access to online resources that are available on a first-come, first served basis

Court Service Centers CANNOT:

  • Give legal advice
  • Represent you in court
  • Assist you if you have a lawyer

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