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SRLN Brief: Memo on Model Code of Judicial Conduct 2.2 Revisions (SRLN 2012)

SRLN Brief: Memo on Model Code of Judicial Conduct 2.2 Revisions (SRLN 2012)

This memorandum lays out ways that states can develop state-specific comment language for their judicial codes. The memo reflects recent research, as well as recent state developments as of date of publishing. Judges Judicial Ethics United States SRLN Mem ...

Course/Training: Best Practices in Handling Cases with Self-Represented Litigants (Reno 2015)

Course/Training: Best Practices in Handling Cases with Self-Represented Litigants (Reno 2015)

Course provided by The National Judicial College to train legal professionals in best practices for managing cases involving self-represented litigants. Registration & course fee required. For more information, please visit  course page.   Monday, Jul ...

Weblinks: Language Access Bench Cards (Multiple States 2015)

As courts develop language access policies, many are developing bench card to standardize bench officer protocols. Examples of a few follow: Minnesota Bench Card for Courtroom Interpreting Minnesota Bench Card for Video Remote Interpreting in the Courtroo ...

Curricula: Access to Justice for the Self Represented (SRLN & NCSC 2013)

Curricula: Access to Justice for the Self Represented (SRLN & NCSC 2013)

The following modules are designed to assist judges in handling cases involving self represented litigants (SRLs). They contain tools and techniques for judges to operate their courtrooms effectively, comply with the law, maintain neutrality, and increase ...

Webinar: Judicial Management of Self Represented Cases (SRLN 2006)

Webinar: Judicial Management of Self Represented Cases (SRLN 2006)

This webinar, which took place on June 14, 2006, discussed different techniques for managing cases involving self-represented litigants. California Judge Laurie Zelon and Minnesota Judge Daniel Mabley led this webinar. The webinar presentation can be down ...

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 ...

Weblink: Efficiencies and Innovation in California (California 2015)

On its webpage entitled, Efficiencies & Innovations, 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 links to numero ...

Research: Judge - SRL Communications Research (SRLN 2007)

Research: Judge- SRL Communications Research (SRLN 2007)

Through funding from the State Justice Institute, the California Administrative Office of the Courts, and the Maryland Judiciary, the Self Represented Litigation Network conducted two research projects this year (2006-2007). These projects are: 1) Courtro ...

Benchguide: Handling Cases Involving Self-Represented Litigants: A Benchguide for Judicial Officers (California 2007)

This January 2007 benchbook to assist judicial officers in the handling of cases involving self-represented litigants is the first of its kind. This benchguide covers the following topics in addition to providing sample scripts: · Self-rep. litigants: Who ...

SRLN Brief: Procedural Fairness / Procedural Justice (SRLN 2015)

SRLN Brief: Procedural Fairness / Procedural Justice (SRLN 2015)

Research has shown that when defendants and litigants perceive the court process to be fair, they are more likely to comply with court orders and follow the law in the future—regardless of whether they “win” or “lose” their case. This is called procedural ...