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 assist self-represented litigants in Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Florida, Maryland, Minnesota, and Virginia.
John was a consultant to the Florida and Utah judicial branch committees tasked with developing strategic plans for providing assistance to self-represented litigants. He has done research on communications in court hearings involving two self-represented litigants. John was also the editor of the California Benchbook on Self-Represented Litigants and the author of the benchbook chapter on judicial ethics. He has made educational presentations on dealing with self-represented litigants in across the States.