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Self Help Legal Center

The Self-Help Legal Center is located on the first floor of the DeKalb County Courthouse.

Hours: Monday -Friday 8:30-4:30 Closed 12:00 -12:30

The Center is staffed by a JusticeCorps Fellow who is available to provide a number of services needed by people who are going to represent themselves in the courtroom but does not offer legal advice. People representing themselves in the courtroom are called Self-Represented Litigants (SRLs).

The Center was established to provide the following:

  • Procedural Information: Local and state court rules and laws on civil and criminal court procedures.
  • Legal Information: Staff can answer basic questions about court forms, information on court procedures, help with selecting the correct court forms, information on community agencies that provide legal advice.
  • Forms and Instructions: There are forms that were specifically written for those who choose to represent themselves in their own court matters.
  • e-Filing Assistance: Staff can guide litigants through the process of e-filing.
  • Community Resources: Information on agencies that provide legal advice as well as social services agencies.

Resources for Self-Represented Litigants

DeKalb County Circuit Clerk’s Office
Lori Grubbs, DeKalb County Circuit Clerk

Monday -Friday 8:30-4:30
Closed 12:00 -12:30

DeKalb County Circuit Clerk’s Office
Lori Grubbs, DeKalb County Circuit Clerk

Monday -Friday 8:30-4:30
Closed 12:00 -12:30

The Self-Help Legal Center is located on the first floor of the DeKalb County Courthouse.

Hours: Monday -Friday 8:30-4:30 Closed 12:00 -12:30

The Center is staffed by a JusticeCorps Fellow who is available to provide a number of services needed by people who are going to represent themselves in the courtroom but does not offer legal advice. People representing themselves in the courtroom are called Self-Represented Litigants (SRLs).

The Center was established to provide the following:

  • Procedural Information: Local and state court rules and laws on civil and criminal court procedures.
  • Legal Information: Staff can answer basic questions about court forms, information on court procedures, help with selecting the correct court forms, information on community agencies that provide legal advice.
  • Forms and Instructions: There are forms that were specifically written for those who choose to represent themselves in their own court matters.
  • e-Filing Assistance: Staff can guide litigants through the process of e-filing.
  • Community Resources: Information on agencies that provide legal advice as well as social services agencies.

Resources for Self-Represented Litigants

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