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Toolkit: Tools for Evaluation of Court-Based Self-Help Centers (California CFCC 2015)

Toolkit: Tools for Evaluation of Court-Based Self-Help Centers (California CFCC 2015)

The Equal Access Unit of the California Judicial Branch Center for Families, Children & the Courts, provides materials for courts, court-based self-help programs, and other nonprofit providers of legal self-help services. The Unit provides the followi ...

LEAN Manufacturing Analysis Helps Senior Legal Hotline Network Serve More Clients in Better Ways (News 2016)

LEAN Manufacturing Analysis Helps Senior Legal Hotline Network Serve More Clients in Better Ways (News 2016)

  The Center for Elder Rights Advocacy (CERA), a project of Elder Law of Michigan (ELM) provides technical assistance to state, regional, and local organizations in the design, implementation, administration, and evaluation of low-cost legal assistance de ...

SRLN Brief: Plain Language Resources for 100% Access (SRLN 2015)

SRLN Brief: Plain Language Resources for 100% Access (SRLN 2015)

What is plain language? As described by the federal government on plainlanguage.gov, plain language is communication your audience can understand the first time they read or hear it. Plain language is recognized as an essential best practice in all access ...

Best Practices: Best Practices For Court Help Centers: A Guide for Court Administrators and Help Center Staff Inside and Outside New York State (New York 2015)

A comprehensive best practices guide developed by New York covering the details of day-to-day operations of a self-help center, including a history of the New York state court help centers, initial considerations, types of services to offer, staffing and ...

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 ...

Report: Access to Justice Metrics Informed by the Voices of Marginalized Community Members: Themes, Definitions and Recommendations Arising from Community Consultations (Canadian Bar Association 2013)

The Canadian Bar Association’s Access to Justice Committee’s Building Block #1 Access to Justice Metrics sought to develop a practical definition of access to justice and to identify tangible indicators and goals to measure progress. The Committee resolve ...

Article: Some First Thoughts On Court Simplification: The Key To Civil Access And Justice Transformation (Zorza 2013)

Article: Some First Thoughts On Court Simplification: The Key To Civil Access And Justice Transformation (Zorza 2013)

From the Abstract: Given the discrepancy between access to justice needs and the resources that are realistically made available, current incremental approaches are almost bound to fail. The only realistic path to providing 100% of litigants with meaningf ...

Weblink: Simplification in Singapore (State Court of Singapore 2015)

Transparent information that seeks user feedback from the State Courts of Singapore about what a simplified court process means for SRLs in criminal, SRLs in civil, lawyers and others that can be found at  https://www.statecourts.gov.sg/CivilCase/Pages/Ke ...

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 ...

Resource: legalhotlines.org (Center for Elder Rights Advocacy 2015)

Comprehensive web based resource for comprehensive resources, including toolkits, evaluations and national directory, of legal hotlines at  http://www.legalhotlines.org/. Resources are not limited to elder law hotlines. Best Practices for Self-Help Center ...