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About the Self Help Center

Are you representing yourself in your court case?  Feel "alone" in the justice system?  Questions about court proceedures?

 

The Self Help Center is staffed by Self Represented Litigant Coordinators and volunteers from Justice Corps who are available to answer questions, direct people to available forms, and provide information on a variety of court procedures. 

 Self Represented Litigant Coordinators provide services to self-represented parties, such as procedural information, locating and completing forms, providing references to community resources, and alerting parties to their options to try to resolve disputes outside the courtroom through mediation or other forms of alternative dispute resolution.

The Self Help Center is located in Room S101 of the El Paso County Combined Courts Clerk’s Office (270 S. Tejon St., Colorado Springs, CO 80903). TESSA offers advocacy assistance for protection orders in the Clerk's Office as well.  For additional information about TESSA please visit their website.

 

The Self Help Center can assist in the following ways:

  • Direct clients to paperwork available for use by pro se parties. 
  • Direct clients to community resources.
  • Help improve the efficiency of the judicial system by properly directing pro se parties.
  • Help improve the experience of clients who are navigating the legal system on their own.
  • Assist in explaining and breaking down legal terms/jargon, etc.

The Self Help Center cannot assist with:

  • Providing legal advice.
  • Acting as attorneys.
  •  Fill out forms for clients or tell clients what exactly to write on the forms.

Address

El Paso County Judicial Building
270 S. Tejon, Room 101

Phone (719) 452-5555/5556