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Report: An Executive Program Assessment For State Court Projects to Assist Self-Represented Litigants (Maryland 2005)

This January 7, 2005 final report was submitted to the State Justice Institute on behalf of the Trial Court Research and Improvement Conorium by the Maryland Administrative Office of the Courts. This report covers: process results, substantive results, va ...

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 ...

Public Legal Information: Pro Bono that Keeps on Giving

This article offers a look at People’s Law, an educational outreach program of the Maryland State Law Library, that works to provide clear, reliable summaries of Maryland law, links to primary and secondary legal sources and referrals for legal help. Peop ...

Delivery of Legal Services to Maryland Public Librarians

In Maryland, each year the use of public library services rises as the state’s population increases. Along with this increase in library customers, the number of people who need, but struggle to afford legal help, continues to grow. So it follows that mor ...

American Association of Law Librarians (AALL) 2018 Annual Conference, Baltimore

American Association of Law Librarians (AALL) 2018 Annual Conference, Baltimore

The 2018 AALL annual conference will occur in Baltimore, Maryland and will focus on moving from knowledge to action. For more information see the conference webpage. conferences Saturday, July 14, 2018- 8:00am to Tuesday, July 17, 2018- 5:00pm Add to Cale ...

Conference: ALL ACCESS: Access to Justice Conference (LLAM 2014)

The Law Library Association of Maryland (LLAM) hosted a day-long Access to Justice Conference focused on librarian involvement in Access to justice.  Program Highlights: The Role of Public Libraries in Access to Justice Best Practices for Working with Sel ...

Report: My Laws, My Courts, My Maryland Promoting Equal Justice for All (Maryland 2013)

My Laws, My Courts, My Maryland Promoting Equal Justice for All, published by the Maryland Access to Justice Commission is styled as media kit and provides detailed information about the Maryland approach to access to justice for the self-represented, as ...

Report: Evaluation of Glen Burnie District Court Self-Help Center (MD 2012)

This is a comprehensive evaluation of the Glen Burnie District Court Self-Help Center that helped lay the groundwork for Maryland now completely statewide and all court levels centralized self-help, see more at https://mdcourts.gov/selfhelp. From the intr ...

Article: Practical Advice from the Trenches (Wilson & Hutchins 2015)

This article, by Judge Wilson and Judge Hitchins of Baltimore, discusses the value of neutral engagement in easy the tensions for the judge in the SRL courtroom. They write, "Fortunately, through a concept called neutral engagement, judges now have a ...

Webinar: Best Practices for Family Law Self-Help Programs (SRLN 2005)

Webinar: Best Practices for Family Law Self-Help Programs (SRLN 2005)

Pamela Ortiz, the Executive Director of the Department of Family Administration at the Maryland Administrative Office of the Courts presented on best practices for self-help centers. She discussed the range of issues covered in their family self-help cent ...