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Legal Information v. Legal Advice

Legal Information v. Legal Advice

For someone who works in the court system, distinguishing the difference between providing legal information and legal advice can be quite confusing.  With the continuing rise in the numbers of litigants representing themselves in court, it becomes increa ...

SRLN Brief: Rule 6.5 - A Powerful Tool to Diversify Pro Bono and Transform Court Services

SRLN Brief: Rule 6.5- A Powerful Tool to Diversify Pro Bono and Transform Court Services

Ethics rule 6.5 is a powerful tool to diversify pro bono programs and to transform court services because it allows unbundled lawyers to perform real time services in court-annexed programs without the onerous clerical burdens and limitations under the tr ...

Report: Snapshot of Indigent Defense Representation in Michigan’s Adult Criminal Courts: The MIDC’S First Survey of Local Court Systems A REPORT OF THE MICHIGAN INDIGENT DEFENSE COMMISSION (Michigan Indigent Defense Commission (MIDC) 2016)

From the Report: Established in 2013 through the passage of Public Act 93, the Michigan Indigent Defense Commission (MIDC) aims to create statewide standards for the delivery of adult criminal indigent defense services. A key component of the MIDC’s manda ...

Poster: Alaska Pledge of Fairness

Poster: Alaska Pledge of Fairness

From Justice Dana Fabe's blog post at  http://proceduralfairnessblog.org/2013/07/08/alaskans-receive-courts-ple.... ALASKANS RECEIVE COURT’S “PLEDGE OF FAIRNESS” Guest Post by Chief Justice Dana Fabe, Alaska Supreme Court As jurists, we know that fai ...

Maryland Centralizes District and Circuit Court Self-Help While Expanding Phone and Mobile Support (News 2016)

Maryland Centralizes District and Circuit Court Self-Help While Expanding Phone and Mobile Support (News 2016)

After unifying its statewide self-help support services into a single call line and support center, the Maryland court system’s new Maryland Self-Help Center expects to at least double the number of litigants it has previously helped while also expanding ...

Paper: Courts Need to Provide Access to Justice in Rural America (COSCA 2018)

In a detailed policy paper entitled, Courts Need to Provide Access to Justice in Rural America, and published in 2018 by the Conference of State Court Administrators, readers will find a thoughtful analysis of how rural courts can expand access and suppor ...

National Association for Court Management (NACM) 2018 Annual Conference (Atlanta)

National Association for Court Management (NACM) 2018 Annual Conference (Atlanta)

The 2018 NACM annual conference will occur in Atlanta, Georgia and will focus on the power of active engagement. For more information see the conference webpage. Sunday, July 22, 2018- 1:00pm to Thursday, July 26, 2018- 12:00pm Add to Calendar iCalendar O ...

Paper: How Fair, Fast, and Cheap Should Courts Be? (Greacen 1999)

Making the court system fairer, faster, and cheaper are at the top of most agendas for restoring public trust and confidence in the legal system. But how much fairer, faster, and cheaper do the courts need to be to meet the public's needs? So long as ...

Report: Model Self-Help Pilot Program A Report To The Legislature (California 2005)

Report: Model Self-Help Pilot Program A Report To The Legislature (California 2005)

Executive Summary The Model Self-Help Center Pilot Program is one part of the California Judicial Council’s effort to address two key goals in its strategic plan: increasing access to justice and improving the quality of justice and service to the public. ...

Report: White House LAIR: Civil Legal Aid Research Workshop Report (DOJ 2016)

From the Executive Summary: On May 20 – 21, 2015, the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office for Access to Justice (ATJ) and National Institute of Justice (NIJ), in collaboration with the National Science Foundation (NSF), hosted a Civil Legal Aid Research W ...