Self Help


The Court provides free legal assistance to eligible consumers representing themselves in civil cases. While we will not represent you, we can help you to process your own case. We don’t give legal advice, but we can help fill out forms and translate “legalese” in the following areas:

  • Family Law
  • Evictions
  • Dissolution of Marriage
  • Small Claims Actions
  • Debt Collection
  • Parentage Actions
  • Child Support, Custody, Visitation
  • Guardianship
  • Domestic Violence Prevention
  • Other civil matters

Free Legal Aid is provided at the Courthouse in Markleeville on the third Thursday of each month. Please call or email the Court to confirm:

Phone: 530-694-2113

California Courts Online Services

Additional self help information is also available provided by the Judicial Council of California: (English) (Spanish)

Contact Information

Alpine County Courthouse
P.O. Box 518
14777 State Route 89
Markleeville, CA  96120

Phone: (530) 694-2113
Fax: (530) 694-2119