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Report: Using the Internet to Facilitate Enrollment in Benefits Programs: Eligibility Screeners and Online Applications (Center for Budget and Policy Priorities 2005)

The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities’ Project on Program Simplification and Coordination conducts research and analysis on how benefit program rules can be simplified and better integrated across programs. The project also provides technical assista ...

Article: Turner v. Rogers - Improving Due Process for the Self-Represented (Zorza 2012)

Article: Turner v. Rogers- Improving Due Process for the Self-Represented (Zorza 2012)

Article by Richard Zorza on the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Turner v. Rogers (2011) and how courts should see this decision as an opportunity to improve their services and programs for self-represented litigants.   Simplification Triage Judges Trial ...

Article: Access to Justice: The Emerging Consensus and Some Questions and Implications (Zorza 2011)

Article: Access to Justice: The Emerging Consensus and Some Questions and Implications (Zorza 2011)

In this 2011 article, Richard Zorza writes that there is a broad emerging general operational consensus within the relevant legal community- courts, bar and legal aid- about the approaches needed for a comprehensive solution. He notes that the four key el ...

Article: Triage Protocols for Litigant Portals: A Coordinated Strategy Between Courts and Service Providers (Clarke, Zorza, Alteneder 2013)

A project team that included representatives from the courts, the civil legal aid community and the private bar engaged in a joint process to develop standardized and coordinated triage protocols that link litigant services, courts and legal services. Thi ...

Article: Consumer Centric Design: The Key to 100% Access (Alteneder, Rexer 2015)

These authors, like many in the justice sector, believe that we are at a unique time and that through the integration of key innovations we can move towards 100% access to justice, defined by the authors as a system in which some form of effective legal a ...

Article: It’s Not Triage if the Patient Bleeds Out (Pollock & Greco 2012)

Preferred Citation: John Pollock & Michael S. Greco, Response, It’s Not Triage if the Patient Bleeds Out, 161 U. PA. L. REV. PENNUMBRA 40 (2012), http://scholarship.law.upenn.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1102&context=penn_law_review_online Tria ...

SRLN Brief: Examples of Legal Aid On-Line Intake and Triage Projects (SRLN 2016)

SRLN Brief: Examples of Legal Aid On-Line Intake and Triage Projects (SRLN 2016)

Over the years, legal aid programs developed complex intake protocols and decision trees to help manage their crushing caseload. Initially, these screening tools were simply paper documents that intake staff could use. Then, as telephone hotlines develope ...

Report: The Criminalization of Private Debt (ACLU 2018)

Report: The Criminalization of Private Debt (ACLU 2018)

  An estimated 77 million Americans have a debt that has been turned over to a private collection agency. Thousands of these debtors are arrested and jailed each year because they owe money. Millions more are threatened with jail. The debts owed can be as ...

Brief: Intro to Design Thinking (SRLN 2017)

Brief: Intro to Design Thinking (SRLN 2017)

In the Access to Justice space, design thinkin g practices from the technology space are increasingly embraced to improve the way people access legal services and to improve and simplify the processes themselves. Reviewing practices around the country, we ...

Pittsburgh Court Doubles the Number of Self-Represented Litigants Served In First Three Months With No-Cost Reengineering Initiative (News 2016)

Pittsburgh Court Doubles the Number of Self-Represented Litigants Served In First Three Months With No-Cost Reengineering Initiative (News 2016)

In Pittsburgh, reengineering was the key to serving Self-Represented Litigants (SRLs), resulting in the opening of the court’s  Family Division Self-Help Center  (SHC), which doubled the number of customers served while offering a more sophisticated set o ...