Resource Center

Second Judicial District Court Resource Center

Notice: The Resource Center is closed to in-person services until further notice. The Second Judicial District Court has made significant changes due to the ongoing COVID-19 emergency. Please CLICK HERE for information about how the Court is implementing these changes.
Looking for the Self Help Center? We are now the Second Judicial District Court Resource Center.

Program Manager

Emily Reed
Biography

Contact Information

Resource Center
Second Judicial District Court
One South Sierra, 3rd floor
Reno, NV 89501
(775) 325-6731

Hours of Operation

Monday - Thursday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fridays : 8:00 am - 12 Noon

About the Resource Center

The Resource Center provides citizens of Washoe County with general information about court process and procedures, provides educational material and information regarding legal resources in the community, and creates packets and forms for divorce, legal separation, custody, motions, name changes, annulments and guardianships. Staff works directly with citizens in person or over the telephone. We are located in the Family Court building at 1 S. Sierra Street.

Notice Regarding Available Forms and Packets

The Resource Center is operated by the Second Judicial District Court - Family Division. It is not affiliated with any other private or public law office/clinic or legal forms entity. The packets and forms available for downloading from this website may be used for individual application but are not to be used or copied for monetary gain or entrepreneurial purposes.

Many Resource Center packets and forms are available for downloading from this website and are free of charge. You may purchase packets for $3.00 and forms for $1.00 at the Resource Center, Law Library, or Filing Office.

Scope of Services

The Resource Center assists those who represent themselves in Family Court. Services provided by the Resource Center include:
  • Facilitating access to legal information and resources;
  • Developing Family Court forms and packets for use by self represented litigants;
  • Explaining Court process and procedures;
  • Offering information regarding the filing and service of documents;
  • Notarizing Resource Center forms only;
  • Making general information available about the Family Court and Nevada Law;
  • Providing referrals to available legal resources and other appropriate services within the Court and community; and
  • The Law Library and the Resource Center can now assist our patrons in 240 different languages.
The Resource Center cannot, and does not, take the place of private counsel. If you can afford an attorney, it is recommended by this office that you retain private counsel to represent you in any legal matter. Those seeking assistance from the Resource Center are not clients of the Center. There is no Attorney/Client relationship between those that seek the assistance of the Resource Center and the staff of the Center.

The Resource Center DOES NOT:
  • Provide assistance with cases involving termination of parental rights;
  • Provide assistance with cases involving adoption;
  • Provide assistance with cases involving paternity;
  • Provide legal advice or representation;
  • Extend services to litigants who are represented by private counsel;
  • Have ex parte access to judicial officers on behalf of self represented litigants;
  • Offer services to litigants regarding Supreme Court appeals other than to direct them to the Nevada Rules of Appellate Procedure;
  • Refer self represented litigants directly to specific private attorneys;
  • Mail or fax court forms or packets; or
  • Evaluate cases or offer an opinion on what results can be expected.