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Report: Survey of Social Workers in Massachusetts (Rosie's Place 2015)

Report: Survey of Social Workers in Massachusetts (Rosie's Place 2015)

Rosie's Place, a women's shelter in Boston, conducted a survey in 2015 of social services workers in Massachusetts and found that 1) Social workers are providing a very significant amount of legal information to their clients, and 2) They want a ...

Limited Licensed Legal Technician Program (News 2017)

Limited Licensed Legal Technician Program (News 2017)

The Washington State Supreme Court and the Washington State Bar Association created an innovative program to expand the provision of legal services. Limited Licensed Legal Technicians (LLLTs) represent a new legal role that builds on the capabilities of t ...

Survey: SRLN Library Working Group National Self-Help in Libraries Survey (SRLN 2013)

Survey: SRLN Library Working Group National Self-Help in Libraries Survey (SRLN 2013)

The Law Librarians’ Working Group of the Self-Represented Litigation Network surveyed law libraries in the summer of 2013 about their services, including self-help programs. The full survey results are available below, as well as maps of the various tiers ...

Article: The Access To Justice “Sorting Hat” Towards A System Of Triage And Intake That Maximizes Access And Outcomes (Zorza  2012)

Article: The Access To Justice “Sorting Hat” Towards A System Of Triage And Intake That Maximizes Access And Outcomes (Zorza 2012)

In this seminal article, Richard Zorza discusses the fact that we know little of the processes by which the millions of people who approach courts, legal aid intake systems, and hotlines are directed into them, or the access services they do or do not rec ...

Article: New Roles for Non-Lawyers to Increase Access to Justice (Zorza & Udell 2014)

Zorza, Richard & David Udell.  NEW ROLES FOR NON-LAWYERS TO INCREASE ACCESS TO JUSTICE.  2014.  FORDHAM URB. L.J. available at  http://www.zorza.net/non-lawyer.pdf LLLT non-lawyer Allied Professionals Linking a Self-Help Center to Other Services Artic ...

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 ...

Article: Triage- A Vital Tool to Increase Access to Justice (Boyle 2013)

In this article in Slaw, Canada's on-line legal magazine, Kari Boyle reviews some of the triage activity in Canadian Civil Justice Reform.  About the author: Kari D. Boyle is the Executive Director of the Vancouver-based Mediate BC Society, which off ...

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 ...

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 ...

National Evaluation And Classification Framework For Non-Lawyer Projects Released (News 2015)

National Evaluation And Classification Framework For Non-Lawyer Projects Released (News 2015)

  As those of us in the access to justice movement know too well, across the country thousands of people arrive at court every day both unrepresented and unsure of where to go. Many believe that solving this access crisis will require non-lawyer involveme ...