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Article: Turner v. Rogers - Improving Due Process for the Self-Represented (Zorza 2012)

Article: Turner v. Rogers- Improving Due Process for the Self-Represented (Zorza 2012)

Article by Richard Zorza on the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Turner v. Rogers (2011) and how courts should see this decision as an opportunity to improve their services and programs for self-represented litigants.   Simplification Triage Judges Trial ...

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 ...

Article: Triage Protocols for Litigant Portals: A Coordinated Strategy Between Courts and Service Providers (Clarke, Zorza, Alteneder 2013)

A project team that included representatives from the courts, the civil legal aid community and the private bar engaged in a joint process to develop standardized and coordinated triage protocols that link litigant services, courts and legal services. Thi ...

Article: Literacy and the Courts (Alteneder 2007)

This article sets out how the prevalence of low literacy in America, as identified by the National Assessment of Adult Literacy (NAAL), explains why so many employees, clients and customers in everyday situations often fail to complete forms accurately, d ...

Article: Consumer Centric Design: The Key to 100% Access (Alteneder, Rexer 2015)

These authors, like many in the justice sector, believe that we are at a unique time and that through the integration of key innovations we can move towards 100% access to justice, defined by the authors as a system in which some form of effective legal a ...

Article: Cross-Pollinating Perspectives on SRLs Toward a Dialogue for Innovation in the Courts and the Administrative System (Zorza 2009)

Article: Cross-Pollinating Perspectives on SRLs Toward a Dialogue for Innovation in the Courts and the Administrative System (Zorza 2009)

Self-Represented Litigants and the Access to Justice Revolution in the State Courts: Cross-Pollinating Perspectives Toward a Dialogue for Innovation in the Courts and the Administrative System Administrative Agencies Articles & SRLN Newsletters United ...

Article: Insuring Civil Justice for All: Meeting the Challenges of Poverty (Fisher 2015)

There are 45.3 million persons living in poverty in the United States. 2 Poverty creates numerous challenges for individuals. Lack of affordable and livable housing, adequate healthcare, and sufficient food, and the inability to access and complete a qual ...

Article: The Case for Court-Based Document Assembly Programs: A review of the New York State Court System’s "DIY" Forms (Klempner 2014)

In this article, Rochelle Klempner, Chief Counsel, New York State Courts Access to Justice Program, explores how document assembly systems can serve as a critical tool for access to justice for the self-represented litigant. Part I provides an overview of ...

Article: Judicial Techniques for Cases Involving Self-Represented Litigants (Albrecht, Greacen, Hough and Zorza 2003)

This is one of the first article published to stimulate a national dialogue about how judges can best structure and manage their courtrooms to accommodate the needs of self-represented litigants. It remains one of the most accessible introductions to the ...

Article: Celebrating the “Null” Finding: Evidence-Based Strategies for Improving Access to Legal Services (Charn 2013)

In this artilcle, Jeanne Charn discusses empirical studies that tested whether litigants with access to lawyers fared better than litigants with access only to advice or limited assistance. Two of the three studies produced null findings—the litigants wit ...