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HOW TO GET HELP FROM EDN
1. Visit our web page at edn.la/videos. Watch "How to Get Legal Help from EDN." It will explain our intake process.
If you cannot join using a computer, you can call in by phone: Dial 1 (669) 444-9171, and then type this into they keypad: 4974728448#. If it asks for a passcode, enter 077412#. Participating on a laptop is much better. You can borrow a laptop or tablet from any public library.
In the meantime, read below. Look for the reason you need help and follow the instructions in that section.
DO YOU NEED TO FILE AN ANSWER TO YOUR EVICTION?
If you were served an eviction summons (it looks like this), you only have FIVE BUSINESS DAYS to file a response with the court. We will not be able to process your application before that deadline. It is up to you to make sure you don’t miss the deadline. Here are two options:
“This Tool is being provided as a free public service and we have done our best to ensure that it works for all users as they intend. However, we cannot guarantee that the documents this Tool generates and that we may attempt to file electronically on your behalf will be accepted by the Court before the deadline for filing (5 business days after service of the Summons and the Complaint-Unlawful Detainer). If your documents are not accepted by the Court as timely filed, you are at risk of losing your case by default. By using this Tool, you agree to assume the risk that your documents will not be timely filed or accepted. If you do not want to accept that risk, you can print out the documents and file them with the Court in person at the courthouse identified in the Summons and Complaint before the courthouse closes on the 5th business day after you were served with the Summons and Complaint.”
Option 2: Go in-person to the Self-Help Center inside one of the courthouses listed at this link for help to file your Answer. Staff at the Self-Help center can give you the Answer paperwork and tell you how to file it. They may help you complete it. Please make sure they include a Demand for Jury Trial. If they don’t include one, add it to the last page of the Answer they help you complete. If you are eligible for a fee waiver, you should also ask them to file a Request to Waive Additional Court Fees (FW-002) in addition to the regular fee waiver (FW-001), in order to waive jury fees.
DO YOU HAVE A NOTICE TO VACATE FROM THE SHERIFF?
- Summons and Complaint
- Proof of Service of Summons and Complaint
- All notices that you have received from the landlord along with the proof of services
- Registry of Actions (case summary) from the court
- Notice of filing of Unlawful Detainer from the court