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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 ...

Report: Report of the Court Processes Simplification (Court Processes Simplification Working Group 2012)

This is a report of the Court Processes Simplification Working Group (CPSWG) of the Canadian Action Committee on Access to Justice in Civil and Family Matters hosted by the Canadian Forum on Civil Justice that explores court simplification efforts and opp ...

SRLN COVID-19 Brief: Alaska Courts and Attorneys Keep Probate Matters Moving (News 2020)

SRLN COVID-19 Brief: Alaska Courts and Attorneys Keep Probate Matters Moving (News 2020)

While many states have reported difficulties in processing probate cases during the Covid-19 pandemic, Alaska has been remarkably successful in moving these cases along, and even to some extent expediting them beyond what had been happening before the cri ...

SRLN Brief: Plain Language Resources for 100% Access (SRLN 2015)

SRLN Brief: Plain Language Resources for 100% Access (SRLN 2015)

What is plain language? As described by the federal government on plainlanguage.gov, plain language is communication your audience can understand the first time they read or hear it. Plain language is recognized as an essential best practice in all access ...

Book: Writing for Dollars, Writing to Please The Case for Plain Language in Business, Government, and Law (Kimble 2012)

Book: Writing for Dollars, Writing to Please The Case for Plain Language in Business, Government, and Law (Kimble 2012)

This book collects the empirical evidence supporting the value of plain language in business, government, and law. Professor Kimble summarizes 50 studies (no less) that show using plain language can save organizations and agencies a significant amount of ...

News: 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 (New York 2015)

News: 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 (New York 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 ...

Report: Supreme Court Task Force to Examine Limited Legal Licensing (Utah 2015)

Report: Supreme Court Task Force to Examine Limited Legal Licensing (Utah 2015)

From the Introduction: Probably most Utah communities are not that different from “Middle City, USA,” a mid-size, mid-West community that was the location of the 2014 Community Needs and Services Study by the American Bar Association. 1) In a random sampl ...

Weblinks: Efficiencies and Innovation in California (Judicial Branch of California 2015)

Weblinks: Efficiencies and Innovation in California (Judicial Branch of California 2015)

On its webpage entitled, Efficiencies & Innovations (courts.ca.gov), 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 ...

Weblinks: Simplification in Singapore (State Court of Singapore 2015)

Weblinks: Simplification in Singapore (State Court of Singapore 2015)

Transparent information that seeks user feedback from the State Courts of Singapore about what a simplified court process means for SRLs in criminal, SRLs in civil, lawyers and others that can be found on the Singapore State Court's Key Features of t ...

Weblinks: Elkins Family Law Task Force & Implementation Task Force (Judicial Branch of California 2010, 2013)

Weblinks: Elkins Family Law Task Force & Implementation Task Force (Judicial Branch of 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 ...