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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 ...

Webinar: Pro Se/Self Help Program Management (SRLN 2006)

Webinar: Pro Se/Self Help Program Management (SRLN 2006)

The following are the presentation and supplemental materials from the SRLN Webinar entitled "Pro Se Program Management" which was presented on March 22, 2006 by Susan Ledray, Pro Se Services Manager at the 4th Judicial District Court in Hennepi ...

Best Practices: Best Practices for Programs to Assist Self-Represented Litigants in Family Law Matters (Maryland 2005)

From the introduction: Maryland courts recognize the increasing participation of selfrepresented litigants, particularly in family law matters. Although some litigants decline the opportunity to retain qualified counsel, the overwhelming majority of self- ...

Tool: Test Your Court’s Self-Representation Quotient! (Hough & James 2006)

An 18-question quiz/checklist to determine how well a court is doing in providing services to self represented litigants. Web links to various helpful resources are also provided. Starting a Self-Help Center United States SRL Court Score card.doc Bonnie R ...

Paper: Self Represented Litigants: Self Help Programs – Making the Case to the Bench and Bar (Greacen, Hough, Ledray 2006)

John Greacen, Bonnie Hough, and Susan Ledray presented at the July 2006 National Association of Court Management meeting in Florida. They discussed 1) Reasons to have a self help program; 2) Objections to starting a self help program (and responses).  Mat ...

Website: California Court-Legal Aid Partnership Grants (California 2015)

Each year ten percent of the California's Equal Access Funds allocation is distributed by the Legal Services Trust Fund Commission as Partnership Grants. This funding is available for joint projects of courts and legal services programs to make legal ...

Weblink: Simplification in Singapore (State Court of Singapore 2015)

Transparent information that seeks user feedback from the State Courts of Singapore about what a simplified court process means for SRLs in criminal, SRLs in civil, lawyers and others that can be found at  https://www.statecourts.gov.sg/CivilCase/Pages/Ke ...

Book: The Self-Help Friendly Court: Designed from the Ground Up to Work for People Without Lawyers (Zorza 2002)

Book: The Self-Help Friendly Court: Designed from the Ground Up to Work for People Without Lawyers (Zorza 2002)

In this classic, Richard Zorza offers an early glimpse of how to design a court for self-represented litigants. best practices 100% Access to Justice Starting a Self-Help Center United States Zorza SRL Friendly Court.pdf Richard Zorza 2002 ...

Weblink: Elkins Family Law Task Force & Implementation Task Force (California 2010, 2013)

In  Elkins v. Superior Court   (2007) 41 Cal.4th 1337,  the California court recommended that the Judicial Council of California establish a task force to “study and propose measures to assist trial courts in achieving efficiency and fairness in marital d ...

Report: Model Self-Help Pilot Program A Report To The Legislature (California 2005)

Report: Model Self-Help Pilot Program A Report To The Legislature (California 2005)

Executive Summary The Model Self-Help Center Pilot Program is one part of the California Judicial Council’s effort to address two key goals in its strategic plan: increasing access to justice and improving the quality of justice and service to the public. ...