Self-Help Assistance and Referral Program “SHARP” Online
In partnership with the California Judicial Council and LawHelp Interactive, the Butte County Court Facilitator provides remote assistance available 24 hours on a platform that works for today’s self-represented litigants. The service provides links to begin preparing your own legal documents online, including Domestic Violence Restraining Orders in Mariposa and Merced Counties. For more information, visit SHARP at the following link:

Judicial Council of California
The Judicial Council of California has fillable forms available on line in PDF format for all areas of the law at the following link:


Mountain Crisis Services, Mariposa
Mountain Crisis provides hope, support and recovery for those who are or who have been victims of domestic violence. Their office is located at 5075 Hwy 140, Suite C, Mariposa, California. Their office number is (209) 742-5865, and their 24-Hour Hotline is 1-888-966-2350. For more information visit their site at this link:


Online therapy platforms help individuals access professional care for mental, emotional, and behavioral health needs without having to travel to a specific physical location. This is of particular value in our current need for social distancing due to COVID-19.  With so many companies offering therapy services via video and phone calls, live chats, and email messaging, it can be difficult to know which one is right for you and your needs. To help users, OnlineTherapy has evaluated the most popular online therapy platforms based on 14 of the key features most important to those looking for an online therapist, forming the basis for their recommendations for the top 10 online therapy sessions. You can find the list at the following link:


Transactional and Real Estate Associate – Modesto and/or Merced Offices

Berliner Cohen, LLP seeks a Transactional and Real Estate Associate for its Modesto and/or Merced offices. The ideal candidate will have 1-5 years of experience in business transactional matters, including demonstrated experience in drafting and negotiating agreements in the areas of business formation, choice of entity, buy/sell agreements, asset acquisition/disposition, and succession business planning. This position also involves real estate work, including property acquisition/disposition, leasing, and related estate planning. Knowledge of income and estate taxation issues is also desirable.

The successful candidate will have strong local ties, a desire to live and work in the Modesto/Merced area, and possess a strong academic background, a proven track record of strong performance, and measurable results with exceptional communication, analytical, and writing skills.

Berliner Cohen LLP is noted for its congenial work environment and provides a competitive compensation package. If you are interested in joining our team, please submit a cover letter and resume to

Berliner Cohen, LLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Mariposa County Superior Court Facilitator

The Mariposa County Superior Court is seeking an attorney to fill the position of  Family Law Facilitator/Small Claims Advisor/Self-Help Center.  The job involves approximately 20-30 hours per week, some of which may be conducted remotely via zoom.  The position provides a competitive salary but does not provide benefits.  The attorney filling the position cannot practice law in Mariposa County, but may continue to practice law in neighboring counties.