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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: Law School Firms and Incubators and the Role of the Academic Law Library (Desai 2013)

According to the abstract, this article examines the recently developed postgraduate, law-school-supported programs intended to provide recent graduates with a continued experiential learning environment in order to bridge the gap between law school and l ...

Article: Access to Justice and Technology Clinics: A 4% Solution (Staudt & Medeiros 2013)

In recent years, project-based clinics, based around the long-standing Justice and Technology Practicum course offered at IIT Chicago-Kent, have emerged that focus on teaching students how to use and implement technology to assist low-income people. In th ...

Report: A Comparative Readability Study of Plain Language Court Forms (Mindlin 2012)

This article presents the results from the first quantitative readability study of plain language court forms in the United States. Sixty citizens on a jury panel were selected to respond to brief questionnaires that tested relative comprehension of plain ...

Report: A Report and Analysis of Action Plans throughout California (California 2003)

This June 2003 report analyzes pro se  court action plans from county courts throughout California, examining court program needs assessments and program designs as well as the community partnerships which were integral to plan development in each county. ...

Article: Saving Courtroom Time: Techniques for Judges in Self-Represented Cases (Juhas, McKnight, Zelon, Zorza 2009)

This article discusses 15 techniques that can increase courtroom efficiency when working with self-represented cases, and summarizes many of the practices suggested in the Judicial Curriculum. Judges Judicial Ethics United States Fifteen-Techniques for Ti ...

Estimating the Cost of Civil Litigation (NCSC 2013)

Complaints about litigation costs have likely existed for as long as the legal profession, but those costs are extremely difficult to measure. Most studies of litigation costs rely on surveys that ask lawyers to report costs in a sample of actual cases fi ...

Interview: Access Track Organizer Richard Schauffler Reflects that CTC2015 Focused on Consumer Driven Solutions Shaped by Data (News 2015)

Interview: Access Track Organizer Richard Schauffler Reflects that CTC2015 Focused on Consumer Driven Solutions Shaped by Data (News 2015)

  Richard Schauffler, Director of Research Services at the National Center for State Courts and Co-Organizer of the Access to Justice track at the  Court Technology Conference 2015  with SRLN's Katherine Alteneder, offered us a host of great reflecti ...

Report: Building A Litigant Portal: Business and Technical Requirements (NCSC 2015)

Report: Building A Litigant Portal: Business and Technical Requirements (NCSC 2015)

With funding from State Justice Institute, Thomas Clarke of the National Center for State Courts assembled two advisory committees – one to develop the business requirements for a litigant portal, and another to examine the technical requirements necessar ...

VA Legal Aid Society's New Online Triage System Dramatically Realigns Staff Resources to Increase Service to Eligible Clients (News 2016)

VA Legal Aid Society's New Online Triage System Dramatically Realigns Staff Resources to Increase Service to Eligible Clients (News 2016)

  With a new online eligibility tool built in Neota Logic, Virginia Legal Aid Society (VLAS), which typically handles 14,000 calls a year on its hotline, successfully diverted 1,800 ineligible intakes in the first eight months of the tool being live, allo ...