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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 ...

Report: Washington State Civil Legal Needs Study (Washington State Supreme Court 2015)

A Washington Supreme Court commissioned statewide survey of more than 1,600 low-income Washingtonians discovered that seven of ten low-income individuals and families in Washington State face at least one significant civil legal problem each year, and the ...

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 ...

Weblinks: Language Access Bench Cards (Multiple States 2015)

As courts develop language access policies, many are developing bench card to standardize bench officer protocols. Examples of a few follow: Minnesota Bench Card for Courtroom Interpreting Minnesota Bench Card for Video Remote Interpreting in the Courtroo ...

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 ...

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 ...

Survey: Washington LawHelp User Survey (WA LawHelp 2015)

This is an example of a survey for online legal services users from Washington LawHelp in Washington State. The Washington LawHelp website provides a link to this survey on every webpage of their site-- the accessibility of the survey link increases user  ...

Forms in Your Pocket: Mobile Solutions Are Nearly Ready to Scale (News 2016)

Forms in Your Pocket: Mobile Solutions Are Nearly Ready to Scale (News 2016)

Sixty-four percent of American adults own a smart phone (www.pewinternet.org/fact-sheets/mobile-technology-fact-sheet/), and legal aid organizations including Philadelphia Legal Assistance and Ayuda Legal Illinois report more than 30% of their online lega ...