Small claims advisor

Under the code of Civil Procedure, Section 116.260, each county is required to provide individual assistance and advice to small claims litigants and potential litigants at no charge.

The Small Claims Advisor is available through the Self Help Center. Appointments are not necessary, however the Advisor will only meet with litigants in person.

The following may help you better understand the functions and limitations of the Small Claims Advisor:

  • The Advisor can only assist you in matters which could involve Small Claims Court and related areas.
  • The Advisor may provide information regarding referrals to other agencies.
  • The Advisor may suggest a lawyer referral service when issues are complex or more detailed attention is desired.
  • The Advisor may refer you to the Law Library or other source to research your own inquiries further.
  • The Advisor cannot represent anyone in court, nor will they appear in court as your advocate.
  • The Advisor does not prepare documents.
  • Communications with the Advisor are confidential.
  • Advisors have the immunity conferred by Section 818.9 of the Government Code with respect to the advice given.



    Location & contact info

    201 Church St
    Nevada City, CA 95959
    - 1st Floor, Suite 9

    Helen Cavanaugh
    - Attorney at Law

    Phone: (530) 470-2594

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