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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 ...

Resource: Pro Bono Innovation Fund (LSC 2015)

Resource: Pro Bono Innovation Fund (LSC 2015)

In March 2011, the LSC Board of Directors formed the Pro Bono Task Force to address the current crisis in legal services, where at least 50 percent of eligible low-income individuals seeking help from our grantees are turned away due to insufficient resou ...

SRLN Brief: Incubators - Changing the Practice of Law (SRLN 2015)

SRLN Brief: Incubators- Changing the Practice of Law (SRLN 2015)

In recent years, many law schools have started post-graduate training and support “incubator” programs designed to help recent graduates or new attorneys start their own firms. Incubators meet two important access to justice initiatives: they facilitate a ...

SRLN Brief: Integrating Unbundling into Self-Help Services (SRLN 2015)

SRLN Brief: Integrating Unbundling into Self-Help Services (SRLN 2015)

The states vary tremendously on how they may have integrated unbundling into their service delivery systems. Unbundling is a critical link to devloping a local ecosystem that supports 100% access to justice, and therefore should be a priority area for dev ...

Report: Roadmap for Implementing a Successful Unbundled Program (California 2005)

This paper provides a case study based on the experience in Contra Costa County, California, as well as other jurisdictions. The purpose of this article is to create a roadmap of the essential and nonessential but desirable components of a successful limi ...

Report: The Self-Help Center Census: A National Survey (ABA 2014)

Report: The Self-Help Center Census: A National Survey (ABA 2014)

Using responses to an online survey, the American Bar Association’s Standing Committee on the Delivery of Legal Services issued “The Self-Help Center Census: A National Survey,” an analysis of court-based legal self-help centers across the country. Nearly ...

News: Alaska Bar Association's Unbundled List Offers Court a Neutral Mechanism for Referrals and SRLs Access to the Limited Scope Help They Need (Alaska Bar Association 2016)

News: Alaska Bar Association's Unbundled List Offers Court a Neutral Mechanism for Referrals and SRLs Access to the Limited Scope Help They Need (Alaska Bar Association 2016)

  In 2010, the Alaska Bar Association established the country's first Unbundled Section with the dual goal of supporting its members in the development of their practices and expanding access to justice for the public. The section has two primary fun ...

News: Alaska Court Uses Triage and Targeted Pro Bono Unbundled Legal Advice to Settle 80% of Contested Domestic Cases (Alaska State Court System 2015)

News: Alaska Court Uses Triage and Targeted Pro Bono Unbundled Legal Advice to Settle 80% of Contested Domestic Cases (Alaska State Court System 2015)

Various Supplementary Resources: Listen to a piece about ERP on NPR Learn more about the self-help services in Alaska for family law cases (opens as PDF) Early Resolution for Family Law Cases in Alaska's Courts Faster, Cheaper & As Satisfying: An ...

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

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 ...

Weblinks: ABA Standing Committee on the Delivery of Legal Services (ABA 2015)

Weblinks: ABA Standing Committee on the Delivery of Legal Services (ABA 2015)

The ABA Standing Committee on the Delivery of Legal Services has the mandate to improve access to lawyers and legal services for those of modern income – those who do not qualify for legal aid yet lack the resources for full representation. The committee ...