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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: 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: 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 ...

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: Access to Justice and Technology Clinics: A 4% Solution (Staudt & Medeiros 2013)

Article: Access to Justice and Technology Clinics: A 4% Solution (Staudt & Medeiros 2013)

In recent years, project-based clinics, based around the long-standing Justice and Technology Practicum course offered at IIT Chicago-Kent, have emerged that focus on teaching students how to use and implement technology to assist low-income people. In th ...

Article: Estimating the Cost of Civil Litigation (NCSC 2013)

Article: Estimating the Cost of Civil Litigation (NCSC 2013)

Complaints about litigation costs have likely existed for as long as the legal profession, but those costs are extremely difficult to measure. Most studies of litigation costs rely on surveys that ask lawyers to report costs in a sample of actual cases fi ...

Article: Law School Firms and Incubators and the Role of the Academic Law Library (Desai 2013)

Article: Law School Firms and Incubators and the Role of the Academic Law Library (Desai 2013)

According to the abstract, this article examines the recently developed postgraduate, law-school-supported programs intended to provide recent graduates with a continued experiential learning environment in order to bridge the gap between law school and l ...

Reports: Statewide Evaluation of Court ADR (Maryland 2013)

Reports: Statewide Evaluation of Court ADR (Maryland 2013)

The Maryland Judiciary commissioned independent researchers to conduct the following studies as part of its long-term commitment to build alternative dispute resolution (ADR) programs in Maryland and to provide the highest quality ADR services to Maryland ...

Weblinks: Elkins Family Law Task Force & Implementation Task Force (Judicial Branch of California 2010, 2013)

Weblinks: Elkins Family Law Task Force & Implementation Task Force (Judicial Branch of 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 ...