Federal Court


The Clinic will be closed on the following dates:

  • Wednesday, June 19, 2024
  • Monday, July 1, 2024 through Friday, July 5, 2024
  • Wednesday, July 17, 2024


Are you thinking about filing a case in federal court? Are you already representing yourself as a plaintiff or defendant in the United States District Court for the Central District of California and need legal advice?

Public Counsel’s Federal Pro Se Clinic can provide free legal assistance to people representing themselves in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.

  • The Clinic can:
    • Help you prepare federal court documents.
    • Provide legal advice on civil procedure in the Central District of California.
    • Supply forms and guidesto help you navigate the process of litigating or defending a case in federal court.
  • The Clinic cannot:
    • Assist with criminal, bankruptcy, habeas, appeals, or any state cases.
    • Provide representation in court.
    • Find an attorney to represent you.

To request our services and make an appointment:

To request assistance through the Federal Pro Se Clinic, click the button below for our online intake, or call our message and info line and leave a detailed message: (213) 385-2977 ext. 270 

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––> You can also consult our forms and guides (here) for answers to some common legal questions.

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