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Estimating the Cost of Civil Litigation (NCSC 2013)

Complaints about litigation costs have likely existed for as long as the legal profession, but those costs are extremely difficult to measure. Most studies of litigation costs rely on surveys that ask lawyers to report costs in a sample of actual cases fi ...

Interview: Access Track Organizer Richard Schauffler Reflects that CTC2015 Focused on Consumer Driven Solutions Shaped by Data (News 2015)

Interview: Access Track Organizer Richard Schauffler Reflects that CTC2015 Focused on Consumer Driven Solutions Shaped by Data (News 2015)

  Richard Schauffler, Director of Research Services at the National Center for State Courts and Co-Organizer of the Access to Justice track at the  Court Technology Conference 2015  with SRLN's Katherine Alteneder, offered us a host of great reflecti ...

Report: Building A Litigant Portal: Business and Technical Requirements (NCSC 2015)

Report: Building A Litigant Portal: Business and Technical Requirements (NCSC 2015)

With funding from State Justice Institute, Thomas Clarke of the National Center for State Courts assembled two advisory committees – one to develop the business requirements for a litigant portal, and another to examine the technical requirements necessar ...

Article: What Standards Should We Use To Judge Our Courts? (Greacen 1988)

Two themes run through this article-the search for standards by which to measure the performance of courts and the search for ways to improve the courts' public image. Grecean notes that although definitive standards for judging courts did not exist ...

Article: A Handbook For Courts (Barnes and Greacen 2000)

A review of Caseflow Management, The Heart of Court Management in the New Millennium, a book the authors note, "should rest on the shelves of every court administrator and chief judge."  In the book Tom Henderson of the National Center for State ...

Paper: How Fair, Fast, and Cheap Should Courts Be? (Greacen 1999)

Making the court system fairer, faster, and cheaper are at the top of most agendas for restoring public trust and confidence in the legal system. But how much fairer, faster, and cheaper do the courts need to be to meet the public's needs? So long as ...

Article: Unified Family Courts: Recent Developments in Twelve States (Greacen 2003)

A look at how courts in twelve states were enhancing access to justice for families in response to a 2002 white paper from the Conference of State Court Administrators on improving family courts. The white paper recognized the national interest in improvi ...

Report: White House LAIR: Expanding Access to Justice, Strengthening Federal Programs First Annual Report (DOJ 2016)

White House LAIR released its first annual report entitled Expanding Access to Justice, Strengthening Federal Programs, which is also available at https://www.justice.gov/atj/page/file/913981/download.  From the executive summary:   "Civil legal aid— ...

Report:  Remote Appearances of Parties, Attorneys and Witnesses, A Review of Current Court Rules and Practices (SRLN 2017)

Report: Remote Appearances of Parties, Attorneys and Witnesses, A Review of Current Court Rules and Practices (SRLN 2017)

The Remote Appearances of Parties, Attorneys and Witnesses, A Review of Current Court Rules and Practices report is a follow up report to Serving Self-Represented Litigants Remotely – A Resource Guide.  It "presents the author’s conclusions about the ...

Report: North Dakota Supreme Court Family Mediation Pilot Project Evaluation

Report: North Dakota Supreme Court Family Mediation Pilot Project Evaluation

In this report, the North Dakota Supreme Court evaluates its mandatory mediation pilot program for contested parenting time matters.  Over the course of four years, and through this report as well as prior interim reports, it was determined that the pilot ...