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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 ...

Article: Community Courts and Family (Chase, Alexander, Miller 2000)

The authors introduce the idea of a community court as an interaction among courts, social service agencies, and the community. They discuss several models, prominent among them the Midtown Community Court in Manhattan, before going on to apply community ...

Guidelines: Guidelines for the Operation of Self-Help Centers in California Trial Courts (CA 2011)

Guidelines: Guidelines for the Operation of Self-Help Centers in California Trial Courts (CA 2011)

The Administrative Office of the Courts, in collaboration with judges, court executive officers, attorneys, and other parties with demonstrated interest in services to self-represented litigants, is charged with the development of these guidelines for dis ...

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 ...

Report: Resource Guide on Serving Self-Represented Litigants Remotely (SRLN 2016)

Report: Resource Guide on Serving Self-Represented Litigants Remotely (SRLN 2016)

The Resource Guide provides options for courts and other entities interested in providing services to self-represented litigants using means that are not face-to-face, instead of, or in addition to, in-person alternatives such as walk-in services, worksho ...