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SRLN Brief: Memo on Model Code of Judicial Conduct 2.2 Revisions (SRLN 2012)

SRLN Brief: Memo on Model Code of Judicial Conduct 2.2 Revisions (SRLN 2012)

This memorandum lays out ways that states can develop state-specific comment language for their judicial codes. The memo reflects recent research, as well as recent state developments as of date of publishing. Judges Judicial Ethics United States SRLN Mem ...

Report: Report of the Summit on the Use of Technology to Expand Access to Justice (LSC 2013)

Report: Report of the Summit on the Use of Technology to Expand Access to Justice (LSC 2013)

In 2012 and 2013, the Legal Services Corporation convened a national Technology Summit that brought together more than 75 representatives of legal aid programs, courts, government, and business as well as technology experts, academics, and private practit ...

Poster: Alaska Pledge of Fairness

Poster: Alaska Pledge of Fairness

From Justice Dana Fabe's blog post at  http://proceduralfairnessblog.org/2013/07/08/alaskans-receive-courts-ple.... ALASKANS RECEIVE COURT’S “PLEDGE OF FAIRNESS” Guest Post by Chief Justice Dana Fabe, Alaska Supreme Court As jurists, we know that fai ...

Report: North Dakota Supreme Court Family Mediation Pilot Project Evaluation

Report: North Dakota Supreme Court Family Mediation Pilot Project Evaluation

In this report, the North Dakota Supreme Court evaluates its mandatory mediation pilot program for contested parenting time matters. Over the course of four years, and through this report as well as prior interim reports, it was determined that the pilot ...

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: My Laws, My Courts, My Maryland Promoting Equal Justice for All (Maryland 2013)

My Laws, My Courts, My Maryland Promoting Equal Justice for All (opens as PDF), published by the Maryland Access to Justice Commission (website) is styled as media kit and provides detailed information about the Maryland approach to access to justice for ...

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)

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 ...

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 ...

Best Practices: Best Practices in E-Filing (LSC & SRLN 2013)

Best Practices: Best Practices in E-Filing (LSC & SRLN 2013)

This document, the preparation of which was funded by the Legal Services Corporation through a grant to Central Minnesota Legal Services, was developed in close collaboration with SRLN. It explores a variety of principles and practices in areas from fee w ...

Article:  Improving Access to Justice: Plain Language Family Law Court Forms in Washington State (Dyer, Fairbanks, Greiner, Barron, Skreen, Cerrillo-Ramirez, Lee, Hinsee  2013)

Article: Improving Access to Justice: Plain Language Family Law Court Forms in Washington State (Dyer, Fairbanks, Greiner, Barron, Skreen, Cerrillo-Ramirez, Lee, Hinsee 2013)

From the Abstract: About 65 percent of family law litigants in Washington State come to court without a lawyer. Plain language forms will give many of these pro se litigants the ability to conduct their lawsuits without legal representation or with limite ...