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Court Operations Notice:

Effective June 6, 2022, the court's phone hours are Mon-Fri 10:00am-4:00pm. For faster service, please email the court at for the Nevada City clerk's office and for the Truckee clerk’s office. Due to staffing challenges, please expect longer wait times for processing of your documents.

COVID-19 Information:


Do not visit any Nevada County Courthouse if you have recently tested positive for COVID-19; have had direct exposure to someone known to have COVID-19; or if you have symptoms consistent with COVID-19, such as fever, cough, headache or shortness of breath. Instead, contact your attorney or call the court at (530) 362-4309 to arrange an alternative.

Events and Seminars

Legal Seminars

The Nevada County Law Library presents Noon Time Legal Seminars, remotely via Zoom, from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m., on the third Tuesday.  All seminars are designed for the general public and presented by local attorneys and/or experts in the field. The fee is $15/seminar, unless stated. Attorneys are welcome to attend, but no MCLE (Minimum Continuing Legal Education) credit is offered at this time.

Date Topic Presenter
02/15/2022 Cannabis Update Heather Burke
03/15/2022 Don't Set the Neighborhood on Fire (free) Pascale of Yubanet
05/17/2022 Conservatorship: Protecting the Needs of At-Risk Adults Dylan Hendricks
07/20/2022 DIY (Do It Yourself) DUI Defense: It's What You Don't Know That Sends You to Jail! Jeff Guyton 
11/15/2022 Need a Restraining Order? Which One? 

Maralee Nelder

Register through Jeannie Wood at or call 530-362-5329.  You may send a check, payable to Nevada County Law Library, and send it to 201 Church Street, Suite 9, Nevada City, CA  95959.  Please include name, telephone number, and email address.  We will confirm receipt of payment and the link to Zoom will be sent to you a few days before the seminar.

The Nevada County Superior Court's Self-Help Law Center and Family Law Facilitator are located within the Law Library. They provide legal information on court procedures, form packets with instructions, and alternatives to civil litigation, such as mediation.  Areas of law include Adoption, Guardianship, Name Change, Unlawful Detainer (Eviction), Civil Harassment, Modification of Probation, Traffic, and Small Claims.  The Law Library (law.library@nccourt; 530-362-5329) and Self-Help Center (; 530-362-5328) are open to the public, Monday – Thursday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (closed 12:00-1:30) and Friday, 8:30 – 1:00 p.m.  We are also available to the public by phone and email.

Due to Covid-19, the Law Library (law.library@nccourt; 530-362-5329) and Self-Help Center (; 530-362-5328) are available by phone and email.

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