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Weblink: Elkins Family Law Task Force & Implementation Task Force (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 ...

Brief: Intro to Design Thinking (SRLN 2017)

Brief: Intro to Design Thinking (SRLN 2017)

In the Access to Justice space, design thinkin g practices from the technology space are increasingly embraced to improve the way people access legal services and to improve and simplify the processes themselves. Reviewing practices around the country, we ...

Report: A Comparative Readability Study of Plain Language Court Forms (Mindlin 2012)

This article presents the results from the first quantitative readability study of plain language court forms in the United States. Sixty citizens on a jury panel were selected to respond to brief questionnaires that tested relative comprehension of plain ...

Report: Making Self-Help Work: Bet Tzedek’s Conservatorship Clinic (Bet Tzedek 2013)

Since 2007, Bet Tzedek Legal Services  has been running a self-help conservatorship clinic in partnership with the Los Angeles Superior Court. Originally designed to serve 150 self-represented litigants per year, the program served more than 1,400 self-re ...

Report: The Gains from Clarity: A Research Report on the Effects of Plain-Language Documents (Mills & Duckworth 1996)

In this 1996 out of Australia, Gordon Mills and Mark Duckworth of Centre for Microeconomic Policy Analysis and Centre for Plain Legal Language at Sydney University found that the 1994 forms revisions in the Family Court of Australia resulted in 15% improv ...

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 ...