Who We Are
The Self-Represented Litigation Network (SRLN) works to ensure that the challenges of serving the self-represented are viewed as critical issues to be addressed throughout the justice system. The Network operates through a number of Working Groups, who, with support and leadership from the SRLN Coordinator and Executive Committee, have produced numerous products for use by the justice system as a whole.
This site is the communications hub for Working Groups, the Executive Committee, the Advisory Committee and those who have an interest in the operational side of SRLN. Please visit our sister site selfhelpsupport.org to access the many resources available to support the work of the justice community.
2014 edition of Trends in State Courts now available , Jul 17
The 2014 edition of Trends in State Courts is available on the National Center for State Courts' website: http://www.ncsc.org/sitecore/content/microsites/trends-2014/home This issue includes several articles of interest to the Access to Justice comm ...
Cases Without Counsel: New Project to Explore Experiences of Self-Representation in U.S. Family Court, Jul 7
The University of Denver's Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System (IAALS) has announced plans to study of the growing number of American families who represent themselves in family court. Link: http://online.iaals.du.edu/2014/06/26/c ...
Article: New center helps pro se litigants navigate Family Court, Jul 7
Tracy Carbasho, New center helps pro se litigants navigate Family Court, 16 Lawyers Journal 6 (June 13, 2014). Allegheny County Bar Association. Link: http://www.acba.org/acba/pdf/TLJ/LJv16-12-061314.pdf
ABA ATJ Innovation Grants Announced, Jul 7
The American Bar Association ATJ Expansion Project has announced the recipients of its Innovation Grants. Project descriptions are available on the ABA ATJ Expansion Project website: http://www.americanbar.org/groups/legal_aid_indigent_defendants/initiat ...
Richard Zorza & David Udell Publish Article: New Roles for Non-Lawyers to Increase Access to Justice, Jun 5
Richard Zorza David Udell have published a new article in the Fordham Urban Law Journal. New Roles for Non-Lawyers to Increase Access to Justice, You can read Richard Zorza's commentary on the article on his blog.
Survey of Library Self-Help Programs and Services Released, Apr 28
The Law Librarians' Working Group of the Self-Represented Litigation Network has published the results of its survey of library self-help programs and services.
Richard Zorza's Access to Justice Blog
- Assessing the Strengths and Weaknesses of the Institutional Structure of Communty Based Legal Aid
- Shift of Poor People to Mobile Phones May Result in Undercounting in Legal Needs Studies
- Article on Spread of ATJ Commissions Implicitly Raises the Question Whether There is Any Good Argument Left To Justify A State Not Having an ATJ Commission
July 13 - 17 National Association for Court Management Annual Conference (Scottsdale, AZ)
August 13 Strategy and Outreach Working Group call
August 15 Law Librarians' Working Group call
November 12 - 15 National Legal Aid & Defender Association Annual Conference (Arlington, VA)
May 6-9, 2015 Equal Justice Conference (Austin, TX)
July 18 - 21, 2015 American Association of Law Libraries' Annual Meeting (Philadelphia)