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Webinar: Best Practices for Family Law Self-Help Programs (SRLN 2005)

Webinar: Best Practices for Family Law Self-Help Programs (SRLN 2005)

Pamela Ortiz, the Executive Director of the Department of Family Administration at the Maryland Administrative Office of the Courts presented on best practices for self-help centers. She discussed the range of issues covered in their family self-help cent ...

Best Practices: Best Practices for Programs to Assist Self-Represented Litigants in Family Law Matters (Maryland 2005)

From the introduction: Maryland courts recognize the increasing participation of selfrepresented litigants, particularly in family law matters. Although some litigants decline the opportunity to retain qualified counsel, the overwhelming majority of self- ...

Conference: ALL ACCESS: Access to Justice Conference (LLAM 2014)

The Law Library Association of Maryland (LLAM) hosted a day-long Access to Justice Conference focused on librarian involvement in Access to justice.  Program Highlights: The Role of Public Libraries in Access to Justice Best Practices for Working with Sel ...

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, published by the Maryland Access to Justice Commission is styled as media kit and provides detailed information about the Maryland approach to access to justice for the self-represented, as ...

Evaluation: Report on Programs to Assist Self Represented Litigants of the Baltimore City Circuit Court of the State of Maryland- Final Report (Maryland 2004)

An evaluation of the programs to assist self represented litigants in the Circuit Court of Baltimore City, Maryland. The Report was prepared as part of the Trial Court Research and Improvement Consortium Pro Se Assessment Project and uses an Executive Ass ...

Report: An Executive Program Assessment For State Court Projects to Assist Self-Represented Litigants (Maryland 2005)

This January 7, 2005 final report was submitted to the State Justice Institute on behalf of the Trial Court Research and Improvement Conorium by the Maryland Administrative Office of the Courts. This report covers: process results, substantive results, va ...

Article: Practical Advice from the Trenches (Wilson & Hutchins 2015)

This article, by Judge Wilson and Judge Hitchins of Baltimore, discusses the value of neutral engagement in easy the tensions for the judge in the SRL courtroom. They write, "Fortunately, through a concept called neutral engagement, judges now have a ...

Maryland Centralizes District and Circuit Court Self-Help While Expanding Phone and Mobile Support (News 2016)

Maryland Centralizes District and Circuit Court Self-Help While Expanding Phone and Mobile Support (News 2016)

    After unifying its statewide self-help support services into a single call line and support center, the Maryland court system’s new Maryland Self-Help Center expects to at least double the number of litigants it has previously helped while also expand ...

Delivery of Legal Services to Maryland Public Librarians

In Maryland, each year the use of public library services rises as the state’s population increases. Along with this increase in library customers, the number of people who need, but struggle to afford legal help, continues to grow. So it follows that mor ...

Public Legal Information: Pro Bono that Keeps on Giving

This article offers a look at People’s Law, an educational outreach program of the Maryland State Law Library, that works to provide clear, reliable summaries of Maryland law, links to primary and secondary legal sources and referrals for legal help. Peop ...