We often have self-help litigants walk in needing some basic information on how to start or respond to a civil law suit. We could load them up with a copy of the California Rules of Courts, the Code of Civil Procedure as well as a form book for pleadings. All three resources contain information needed at the beginning of a lawsuit (things only get more complicated from there). But we don’t want to scare them away from the task in front of them.
So what can we do?
We can refer them to “Litigation...