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John Greacen

John Greacen

John Greacen, currently a principal of Greacen Associates, LLC, wrote the seminal article on the difference between legal information and legal advice for court staff in 1995 and continues to publish regularly on the topic. He has evaluated programs to as ...

California Strategic Plan for Language Access in the Courts (2015)

California Strategic Plan for Language Access in the Courts (2015)

More than 200 languages and dialects are spoken in California.  Without proper language assistance, Limited English Proficient (LEP) court users may be excluded from meaningful participation in the judicial court process. In January 2015, the Judicial Cou ...

Resource: Language Access Planning and Technical Assistance Tool for Courts (DOJ 2014)

This language access planning and technical assistance tool for courts was created by the Department of Justice Civil Rights Division, Federal Coordination and Compliance Section (DOJ), to assist courts and court systems as they develop comprehensive lang ...

Massachusetts Trial Court Language Access Plan (2014)

Published by Chief Justice of the Trial Court Paula M. Carey, Court Administrator Harry Spence and in cooperation with the Language Access Advisory Committee, the purpose of Massachusetts Trial Court Language Access Plan (2014) available here, is to provi ...

Resource: 12 Tips on Working with an Interpreter (Language Lines Services 2005)

This short tip sheet from Language Line Services  can help staff understand how to best engage an interpreter. Trial Court Self-Help LEP and Access 12 Tips On Working Effectively With An Interpreter (2005).pdf Language Line Services Inc. 2005 ...

Report: Report and Recommendations for the Translation and Distribution of Legal Materials for Hmong, Somali and Spanish Speaking Minnesotans (Minnesota 2007)

This Report and Recommendations for the Translation and Distribution of Legal Materials for Hmong, Somali and Spanish Speaking Minnesotans (2007) was developed by the Minnesota Legal Services Coalition to assist the Minnesota Judicial Branch in its effort ...

Presentation: Language Access and Service Centers in the Trial Court (Massachusetts 2015)

Presentation by Ericka Rickard, Access to Justice Cordinator for the Massachusetts Trial Courts, on implemenation of Massachusetts' Language Access Plan. Massachusetts Language Access and Court Service Centers in Massachusetts Trial Courts (Massachus ...

Report: Natural Allies: Philanthropy and Civil Legal Aid (PWF/Kresge 2014)

This report was prepared by the Public Welfare Foundation and the Kresge Foundation, leaders in philanthropy working to reform the civil legal aid field to ensure 100% access to justice for all Americans. Natural Allies: Philanthropy and Civil Legal Aid, ...

Webinar: Public Library Webinar Series (Pro Bono Net 2012)

In the fall of 2012 Pro Bono Net produced the Libraries and Access to Justice Webinar Series to increase awareness among librarians and community stakeholders about free, online resources for people with legal needs, how librarians can access and utilize ...

Report: A Guidebook for Electronic Court Filing (Clarke 1998)

This guidebook, published by the National Center for State Courts, takes a comprehensive look at e-filing in the courts. Topics discussed include: court rules, workflow, management & policy issues, the technology infastructure, budget planning, sample ...