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Lee County Clerk of Court announces opening of county’s first Self Help center

Thursday, April 19, 2018   (0 Comments)

The Honorable Linda Doggett (Lee) is opening the county’s first Self Help Center on April 18, 2018 at 10 a.m. to assist people wishing to represent themselves in civil court.  The Self Help Legal Center will provide its patrons with computers and software to assist in the filing of civil actions, and staff to provide assistance instructing patrons how to utilize the services.  Additionally, attorneys have partnered with the Clerk’s office to provide low cost limited consultation services to patrons at the rate of $1 per minute in the Self Help Center.


“We’ve partnered with local attorneys to provide citizens with low-cost attorney consultations to help them file small claims, evictions, and other civil matters,” Clerk Doggett said. “The new center will give people the proper guidance they need to confidently represent themselves in court.”


The Self Help Center will also assist customers with obtaining and e-filing court documents, getting certified and notarized copies of documents, and obtaining child/family support payment history documents. Customers can also get assistance with filing small claims or eviction cases through an online system, TurboCourt.


“The Self Help Center is designed to be a one-stop shop for a variety of legal matters.” Clerk Doggett said.


The Self Help Center will be open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information about the Self Help Center or free legal seminars provided at the Clerk’s office, visit


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