The Katharine & George Alexander Community Law Center will provide free legal services for low-income unrepresented defendants and consumers at the Santa Clara County Superior Court Self-Help Center. Starting January 2018, defendants in consumer collection cases and individuals experiencing issues with a business or foreclosure matter may receive legal information and advice from Law Center staff through clinics at the court’s Self-Help Center.

The Advice Clinic is open every Wednesday, 11:30 am – 3:00 p.m. at the Court’s Self-Help Center – 201 N. First Street, San Jose.


No appointment needed. Stop by the Court’s Self-Help Center.

Law Center attorneys, law students and volunteers will assist you if you do not have a lawyer to fill out the forms necessary to defend against collection suits (including but not limited to answers). The Law Center will also provide information regarding:

  • alternatives to litigation
  • community resources
  • other legal services that may be available in the community
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Please make an appointment. Consumers must call the Law Center at (408) 288-7030 the Monday prior to attending the Wednesday legal clinic at the Court’s Self-Help Center. You may receive advice in the following areas:

  • debt collection abuse
  • foreclosure prevention assistance
  • student loan issues
  • car sales, financing, repossession
  • disputes relating to towing of vehicles
  • door-to-door sales
  • home improvement contract issues (including solar panel issues)
  • credit reporting issues
  • dealing with default judgments obtained by sewer service
  • inaccurate or incomplete information relating to criminal background checks
  • identity theft
  • payday lending issues
  • co-signer issues

Download the Court Clinic Flyer

Please note that any advice provided at the Self-Help Center will be provided by or through attorneys from the Law Center. Court employees are not permitted to provide legal advice.