The Center provides a resource to individuals representing themselves in civil and family court matters.
Since opening one month ago, the Self-Help Center at the Collier County Courthouse in Naples has been a hub of activity, providing resources to individuals who are acting on their own behalf in certain civil court cases, without attorney representation (known as pro se representation). The Self-Help Center, which is the first of its kind in the county, is available to anyone regardless of their financial situation and is especially beneficial to those who cannot afford an attorney.
Operated by the Collier County Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller, the center provides approved forms for civil and family court matters involving:
• Small Claims
• Family Law
Also provided at the center are instructions for completing the forms and computers for filing automated forms electronically. Staff at the center cannot provide legal advice so it is advisable to those who are unsure how to proceed to consult with an attorney.
Services for criminal and traffic law matters are not offered at the center.
The Self-Help Center is opened Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and is located at the Collier County Courthouse - Government Center, 3315 Tamiami Trail East, 3’rd floor annex, Naples, Florida 34112.
To learn more, please view our informative video or contact Mike Sheffield, Director of Community Relations and Outreach at (239) 252-6879 or Mike.Sheffield@CollierClerk.com.