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Conference: New York State Judicial Institute Eastern Regional Conference on Access to Justice for the Self-Represented (New York 2006)

The following four webcasts were from the Eastern Regional Conference on Access to Justice for the Self-Represented, which took place in White Plains, New York on May 11-12, 2006. Session 1: Creating Access to the Courts Across Cultures and Languages Self ...

Report: Self-Represented Litigants: Characteristics, Needs, Services- The Results of Two Surveys (New York 2005)

A survey of self-represented litigants in the New York City Family Court and New York City Housing Court in 2003. Surveys New York AJJI_SelfRep06.pdf 2005 ...

Legal Information v. Legal Advice: Court System Manuals

Legal Information v. Legal Advice: Court System Manuals

The SRLN Administrative Office of the Courts working group collected resources from court systems throughout the country that are used to provide guidance to court personnel about how they should assist the public.  Here is a selection of Court System Man ...

Roles Beyond Lawyers: Evaluation of the New York City Court Navigators Program (News 2017)

Roles Beyond Lawyers: Evaluation of the New York City Court Navigators Program (News 2017)

A new study by the  American Bar Foundation  (ABF),  National Center for State Courts  (NCSC), and supported by the  Public Welfare Foundation, confirms the efficacy of a new solution to the growing access to justice crisis in American civil courts. The s ...

Report: Self-Represented Litigants in New York City: Characteristics, Needs, Services in Family and Housing Court (New York 2005)

In 2005, the New York State Unified Court System’s Office of the Deputy Chief Administrative Judge for Justice Initiatives (DCAJ-JI) released this report that surveyed 3,303 litigants appearing without a lawyer (“self-represented litigants”) in the New Yo ...

Weblinks: Language Access Bench Cards (Multiple States 2015)

As courts develop language access policies, many are developing bench card to standardize bench officer protocols. Examples of a few follow: Minnesota Bench Card for Courtroom Interpreting Minnesota Bench Card for Video Remote Interpreting in the Courtroo ...

Best Practices: Best Practices For Court Help Centers: A Guide for Court Administrators and Help Center Staff Inside and Outside New York State (New York 2015)

A comprehensive best practices guide developed by New York covering the details of day-to-day operations of a self-help center, including a history of the New York state court help centers, initial considerations, types of services to offer, staffing and ...

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 ...

Report: Can Translation Software Help Legal Services Agencies Deliver Legal Information More Effectively in Foreign Languages and Plain English? (Hineline & Hogue 2013)

This report investigates the current and possible uses of translation tools, including fully-automated machine translation and a somewhat different translation technology, translation memory. Translation memory re-uses whole phrases that an expert has pre ...

National Evaluation And Classification Framework For Non-Lawyer Projects Released (News 2015)

National Evaluation And Classification Framework For Non-Lawyer Projects Released (News 2015)

  As those of us in the access to justice movement know too well, across the country thousands of people arrive at court every day both unrepresented and unsure of where to go. Many believe that solving this access crisis will require non-lawyer involveme ...