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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 ...

SRLN Brief: LHI Document Assembly (SRLN 2015)

SRLN Brief: LHI Document Assembly (SRLN 2015)

LawHelp Interactive  was developed to make implementing document assembly initiatives easier and less costly for legal aid organizations as well as pro bono and court-based access-to-justice programs. Participating programs use  HotDocs Corporation's ...

Report: Making Self-Help Work: Bet Tzedek’s Conservatorship Clinic (Bet Tzedek 2013)

Since 2007, Bet Tzedek Legal Services  has been running a self-help conservatorship clinic in partnership with the Los Angeles Superior Court. Originally designed to serve 150 self-represented litigants per year, the program served more than 1,400 self-re ...

Best Practices: Best Practices in E-Filing (LSC & SRLN 2013)

Best Practices: Best Practices in E-Filing (LSC & SRLN 2013)

This document, the preparation of which was funded by the Legal Services Corporation through a grant to Central Minnesota Legal Services, was developed in close collaboration with SRLN. It explores a variety of principles and practices in areas from fee w ...

Weblink: Efficiencies and Innovation in California (California 2015)

On its webpage entitled, Efficiencies & Innovations, the The California judicial branch, which is widely acknowledged as a national leader in developing and implementing programs that enhance access to justice, provides information and links to numero ...

Letter: Comment to the Federal Court Rules Committee on Electronic Filing for SRLs (Zorza 2005)

Letter: Comment to the Federal Court Rules Committee on Electronic Filing for SRLs (Zorza 2005)

This Comment to the Federal Courts Rules Committee by Richard Zorza briefly outlines some of the risks in authorizing federal court mandated e-filing with respect to self represented litigants, and suggests both that the issue of mandatory e-filing could ...

Article: The Case for Court-Based Document Assembly Programs: A review of the New York State Court System’s "DIY" Forms (Klempner 2014)

In this article, Rochelle Klempner, Chief Counsel, New York State Courts Access to Justice Program, explores how document assembly systems can serve as a critical tool for access to justice for the self-represented litigant. Part I provides an overview of ...

New York Combines Technology, Partners and Re-Engineering Reducing Court Time for DV Victims to Less Than an Hour and Saving Clerks 30 Minutes per File (News 2015)

New York Combines Technology, Partners and Re-Engineering Reducing Court Time for DV Victims to Less Than an Hour and Saving Clerks 30 Minutes per File (News 2015)

  With the most recent statistics reporting that 1 in 3 women experience domestic violence, hundreds of thousands of protection orders are filed in New York State Courts each year. The Advocate Family Offense Petition Program offers providers across the s ...

Orange County, CA and the State of Texas Conduct User Experience Research and Learn that SRLs in Civil Cases Can E-File (News 2016)

Orange County, CA and the State of Texas Conduct User Experience Research and Learn that SRLs in Civil Cases Can E-File (News 2016)

    What are we learning about self-represented litigants who e-file? Who are they? Where are they? What cases do they file? How do the tools work for them? Using identical survey instruments, the Superior Court in Orange County and the Texas Office of Co ...

Document Assembly: An Essential Building Block for the Access to Justice Ecosystem (News 2016)

Document Assembly: An Essential Building Block for the Access to Justice Ecosystem (News 2016)

LawHelp Interactive (LHI) is a national online document assembly platform that allows people representing themselves to prepare their own legal documents and pleadings online for free. [1] It is also used by legal aid advocates, pro bono attorneys, and co ...