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COMMUNITY RESOURCES

These organizations may provide assistance with some aspects of real estate law. Contact these organizations directly for more information about the services provided.

Unlawful Detainer Advisory Clinic and Unlawful Detainer Mediation
Carol Miller Justice Center
301 Bicentennial Circle, Suite 330, Sacramento, CA
M-F 8:00-12:00/1:00-4:00
Services provided: Free assistance for both the landlord/plaintiff and tenant/defendant. Walk-in only.

Sacramento Mediation Center   
http://www.sacmediation.org  916-441-7979
1418 20th Street, Suite #201, Sacramento CA
Services provided: Conciliation and mediation services in neighborhood, landlord/tenant, real estate, family, commercial, organization, consumer/merchant, employer/employee, victim/offender and other disputes. Mediation services are not provided for physical or sexual assault cases.
Fee: Fee for service. Contact for pricing information.

Pacific McGeorge Housing Mediation Center
http://www.housingmediationcenter.org/ - (916) 383-1861
20 Bicentennial Circle, Suite 200, Sacramento (across from the Carol Miller Justice Center)
Monday - Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.; and 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Fridays 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.; or by appointment.
Free mediation services where at least one party meets income qualifications.

Department of Fair Employment and Housing
http://www.dfeh.ca.gov
800-233-3212
Services provided: Investigates and provides conciliation services in cases of unlawful discrimination in employment, housing, and public accommodations.

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FORMS

The Human Rights & Fair Housing website has a variety of useful forms, including required notices, useful forms for property management, and more. Judicial Council creates many of the forms needed for unlawful detainers and related litigation.  For other situations, you may need to create your own forms. 

Judicial Council Forms (http://courts.ca.gov/forms.htm).
These mandatory forms can be filled out online.

Request for Return of Security Deposit (http://www.courts.ca.gov/11150.htm)
Type your information into this interactive web page from the California Courts and it will generate a letter for you demanding the return of your security deposit.

Regional Human Rights/Fair Housing (http://www.hrfh.org/forms/Rental%20Forms.pdf)
Select the "Forms" tab to download forms for landlords and tenants, including legally-required notices of termination, notice of entry, change of rental terms, abandoned property, renter insurance information, tenant service request, security deposit dispostion, and move-in/move-out inspections.  

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RESEARCH GUIDES AND STEP-BY-STEPS

The Law Librarians have created these research guides as an aid for those starting a legal research project. These guides recommend print and electronic resources that will help you find answers to your law-related questions. Guides marked "Step-by-Step"  provide step-by-step information, as well as sample forms, for common legal procedures.   

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ARTICLES

Everyday Law and Ask the County Law Librarian articles are written by Law Librarians on a variety of common legal issues. 

PAMPHLETS

The Law Librarians created these pamphlets in response to frequently asked questions on subjects not appropriate for more substantive guides. 

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VIDEOS

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California Courts:

PODCASTS

Hear our very own librarians share legal tips and news you can use on general interest topics.

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