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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  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.

Sacramento Self Help Housing  - (916) 341-0593
Services provided: Provides mediation between landlords and tenants to attempt to resolve conflicts and prevent evictions in Sacramento County. Offers information and counseling for both tenants and landlords.  Spanish services available.

Department of Fair Employment and Housing
Services provided: Investigates and provides conciliation services in cases of unlawful discrimination in employment, housing, and public accommodations.

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The 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 (
These mandatory forms can be filled out online.

Request for Return of Security Deposit (
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.

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