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Court Assistance

getting helped at the counterThe Ada County Court Assistance Office provides self-help resources, tools and paperwork for people who want to represent themselves in court or who can’t afford an attorney. The Court Assistance Office cannot provide legal advice or legal representation.

On this site, you will find brochures and forms for some civil court matters including divorce, landlord/tenant issues, name changes, small claims and protection orders, among other things.

If you are looking for step by step instructions for filing Court Assistance forms.

IMPORTANT: The assistance you receive on this site is no substitute for legal advice. If you can, talk with an attorney. Information included on this site may or may not apply to your specific case. Following the instructions provided and using the forms linked here does not guarantee you will win your case. You can use the Idaho State Bar Lawyer Referral Service to find a lawyer.

We can help you to review your Court Assistance paperwork for completeness and help get your forms in the proper order to file with the Ada County Clerk’s Office. If you have questions about your Court Assistance forms you can e-mail our office at cao@adacounty.id.gov or call at 208-287-6944. If you have a case in another county, please contact your local Court Assistance Office.

Hours of Operation:

The Ada County Court Assistance Office has walk-in hours Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM.  We do not make appointments.

Our office is located in the Ada County Courthouse, 200 West Front Street, on the first floor in room 1171. Public parking is available on the east side of the building.

Self Help Court Assistance Office:

The Ada County Court Assistance Office provides resources, tools, and paperwork on a variety of legal topics for people who want to represent themselves in court or who can’t afford an attorney. If you have a general question for the court, please contact the clerk’s office at 208-287-6900.

The Court Assistance Office cannot provide legal advice or legal representation. Laws and court rules are complex.  If you can, talk to an attorney about your problem before moving forward on your own.

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