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Toolkit: Model for a Comprehensive Self Assessment of Court Programs to Assist Self-Represented Litigants (SRLN 2008)

Toolkit: Model for a Comprehensive Self Assessment of Court Programs to Assist Self-Represented Litigants (SRLN 2008)

These materials are a comprehensive packet of surveys and tools designed to help courts assess how well they deal with the self-represented and to make improvements in their practices. Tools for Evaluating Self-Help Programs and Services United States A M ...

Report: Effectiveness of Courtroom Communications in Hearings Involving Two Self-Represented Litigants (SRLN 2008)

Report: Effectiveness of Courtroom Communications in Hearings Involving Two Self-Represented Litigants (SRLN 2008)

These materials are the product of research conducted by the Network and its partners into the effectiveness of, and best practices in, communication between judges and the self-represented. They include a 30-minute DVD in which a judge summarizes the res ...

Conference: SRLN 2008 Equal Justice Conference Pre-Conference (Minneapolis 2008)

Conference: SRLN 2008 Equal Justice Conference Pre-Conference (Minneapolis 2008)

The SRLN Preconference to the 2008 Equal Justice Conference engaged lawyers, judges and advocates in a series of sessions on best practices in self-help center and law library programs and partnerships. The Preconference included a visit to the nearby Hen ...

Report: Washington’s Courthouse Facilitator Programs for Self-Represented Litigants in Family Law Cases (Washington 2008)

This study used a variety of research methods to collect information on Washington’s courthouse facilitator programs and the impact of their operations.  Reports Washington WA CF STUDY_2008.pdf 2008 ...

SRLN Brief: The Case for Public Library Services for   the Self-Represented: An Opportunity to   Enhance Access to Justice for All (SRLN 2008)

SRLN Brief: The Case for Public Library Services for the Self-Represented: An Opportunity to Enhance Access to Justice for All (SRLN 2008)

This advocacy piece is designed as part of a series by the SRLN to make the case to a variety of stakeholders of the value of innovation in support of access for the self-represented. Law Libraries United States Case for Law Libraries.doc Self-Represented ...

Curriculum: SRLN Court Solutions Conference Leadership Package (SRLN 2008)

Curriculum: SRLN Court Solutions Conference Leadership Package (SRLN 2008)

The Self-Represented Litigation Leadership Package was prepared by the Self-Represented Litigation Network and launched at the Court Solutions Conference on September 8-10, 2008, in Baltimore, Maryland. The core of the Package is fifteen modules, each of ...

Best Practices: Best Practices in Court-Based Programs for the Self-Represented: Concepts, Attributes, Issues for Exploration, Examples, Contacts, and Resources (SRLN 2008)

Best Practices: Best Practices in Court-Based Programs for the Self-Represented: Concepts, Attributes, Issues for Exploration, Examples, Contacts, and Resources (SRLN 2008)

This document, now in its second version, summarizes forty-two best practices in court based self-help service innovation, with descriptions of each practice, suggested attributes, examples and contacts. best practices 100% Access to Justice Best Practice ...

Article: Ensuring Access to Justice in Tough Economic Times (Broccolina & Zorza 2008)

This article outlines seven suggestions for the courts which require relatively small or easily found upfront investment and minor ongoing expenditures. This article first appeared in the November-December 2008 (Volume 92, Number 3) of JUDICATURE, the Jou ...

Tool: Tour Guide to Assess Courthouse for SRLs (SRLN 2008)

Tool: Tour Guide to Assess Courthouse for SRLs (SRLN 2008)

This Tour Guide is provided to allow either court employees or outside observers to look at a courthouse and court processes from the point of view of a self-represented litigant. The Tour Guide can be used by judges or court staff, by volunteers, or by o ...

Guidelines: Guidelines for the Operation of Self-Help Centers in California Trial Courts (CA 2011)

Guidelines: Guidelines for the Operation of Self-Help Centers in California Trial Courts (CA 2011)

The Administrative Office of the Courts, in collaboration with judges, court executive officers, attorneys, and other parties with demonstrated interest in services to self-represented litigants, is charged with the development of these guidelines for dis ...