Welcome to the Self-Represented Litigation Network!
Now Launched! The Network on Self Represented Litigation: Fulfilling the Promise of Access to Justice for the Self-Represented
The Self Represented Litigation Network is an open and growing grouping of organizations and working groups dedicated to fulfilling the promise of a justice system that works for all, including those who can not afford lawyers and are therefore forced to go to court on their own. The Network brings together courts and access to justice organizations in support of innovations in services for the self represented.
The participants are cooperating in a wide variety of collaborative efforts and working groups. These efforts include providing information about innovations for the self represented, promoting best practices in such areas as the setting up of self help offices, the use of forms, and e-filing, discrete task representation, and judicial practices and education programs, establishing a research agenda, and working for integration with the system as a whole and for long term funding to support access to justice for the self-represented.
Initial concrete projects include the www.selfhelpsupport.org website, cooperation in the planning of a series of three regional conferences on self-represented litigation, and the distribution of a national directory of court-based programs for the self represented.
The Network welcomes additional organizational members, seeks volunteers from member and non member organizations to join its working groups and is fully open to suggestions for new projects and partnerships. Neither membership nor participation requires a contribution or fee.
The Network operates under a Memorandum of Understanding, and is hosted by the National Center for State Courts. Funding is provided by the State Justice Institute, the National Center for State Courts and various state courts.
THIS WEBSITE IS ONLY FOR THE USE OF MEMBERS OF THE WORKING GROUPS OF THE NETWORK AND REQUIRES A PASSWORD.
Additional information on self represented litigation issues may be located at: www.selfhelpsupport.org,
A description appears in the NCSC publication Trends in State Courts