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Website: California Court-Legal Aid Partnership Grants (California 2015)

Each year ten percent of the California's Equal Access Funds allocation is distributed by the Legal Services Trust Fund Commission as Partnership Grants. This funding is available for joint projects of courts and legal services programs to make legal ...

Weblink: Voices for Civil Justice (Voices 2015)

Weblink: Voices for Civil Justice (Voices 2015)

Voices for Civil Justice  launched in 2014 to serve as a nonpartisan communications hub advancing fairness in America’s legal system. Voices has developed a  Media Toolkit for Civil Legal Aid Supporters. Communincations 100% Access to Justice Strategic Pl ...

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 ...

Resource: Technology Initiative Grants (LSC 2015)

Resource: Technology Initiative Grants (LSC 2015)

Since 2000, when Congress first appropriated special funds for the Technology Initiative Grants (TIG) program, the Legal Services Corporation (LSC) has been a leader in the development and use of technology to more effectively meet the legal needs of low- ...

Article: Using Technology to Enhance Access to Justice (Cabral, Chavan, Clarke, Greacen, Hough, Rexer, Ribadeneyra, Zorza 2012)

This is a collection of seven article published in the Fall 2012 issue of the Harvard Journal of Law and Technology (JOLT) as part of LSC's June 2012 technology summit. These articles focus on how to best utilize particular technologies to enhance ac ...

SRLN Brief: Examples of Legal Aid On-Line Intake and Triage Projects (SRLN 2016)

SRLN Brief: Examples of Legal Aid On-Line Intake and Triage Projects (SRLN 2016)

Over the years, legal aid programs developed complex intake protocols and decision trees to help manage their crushing caseload. Initially, these screening tools were simply paper documents that intake staff could use. Then, as telephone hotlines develope ...

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 expand ...

Article: Access to Justice: The Emerging Consensus and Some Questions and Implications (Zorza 2011)

Article: Access to Justice: The Emerging Consensus and Some Questions and Implications (Zorza 2011)

In this 2011 article, Richard Zorza writes that there is a broad emerging general operational consensus within the relevant legal community- courts, bar and legal aid- about the approaches needed for a comprehensive solution. He notes that the four key el ...

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

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

  Alaska’s Early Resolution Program (ERP) takes an innovative approach to resolving newly filed contested divorce and custody cases involving two self-represented litigants (SRLs) that maximizes case flow efficiency while offering litigants no-cost suppor ...

Child Support Federal Grant Matchmaking Expands Access to Justice by Promoting Strategic Collaborations

Child Support Federal Grant Matchmaking Expands Access to Justice by Promoting Strategic Collaborations

The Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE) continues to be a driving force in ATJ through a variety of funding strategies that support innovations benefiting self-represented litigants (SRLs) including: IV-D reimbursements Formula Access and Visitatio ...