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Important information about services provided at The Self-Help Legal Center

Important information about services provided by attorneys and staff at The Self-Help Legal Center

Self-help center attorneys provide general legal assistance and procedural instruction. They do not represent people in their court proceedings. Self-help center staff may not provide assistance on any issue on which a litigant is actively represented by an attorney. Some cases may not be suitable for self-representation because of the complexity of the law or facts involved.

Legal services provided by the self-help center are not intended to give one side of a case an advantage over the other, and no attorney-client relationship exists between attorneys providing services at the self-help center and a litigant using the center. The absence of an attorney-client relationship means that communications between the litigant and the self-help center attorneys, staff, or volunteers are not privileged. Self-help center staff and attorneys may provide services to any party to an action.

A court self-help center may not create documents for litigants that require strategic decision-making on behalf of litigants by self-help center staff or are designed to promote one side of a case over the other.

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