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Event: Until Civil Gideon: Expanding Access to Justice (New York 2013)

Until Civil Gideon: Expanding Access to Justice In honor of the fiftieth anniversary of the Gideon v. Wainright ruling, Fordham Law School’s Urban Law Center,Urban Law Journal, and Feerick Center for Social Justice sponsored an all-day conference entitled ...

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 ...

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 ...

Weblink: Elkins Family Law Task Force & Implementation Task Force (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 ...

Paper: Court Simplification In New York State: Budgetary Savings And Economic Efficiencies (Modern Courts 2013)

Paper: Court Simplification In New York State: Budgetary Savings And Economic Efficiencies (Modern Courts 2013)

This paper by the Committee for Modern Courts offers an analysis of the impact of simplification and concludes that in addition to the many substantive advantages of court simplification, including making our courts more understandable to the public and i ...

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: Can Translation Software Help Legal Services Agencies Deliver Legal Information More Effectively in Foreign Languages and Plain English? (Hineline & Hogue 2013)

This report investigates the current and possible uses of translation tools, including fully-automated machine translation and a somewhat different translation technology, translation memory. Translation memory re-uses whole phrases that an expert has pre ...

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 ...

Strategic Plan: Services for Self-Represented Litigants in Arkansas: A Report to the Arkansas Access to Justice Commission (Greacen 2013)

Strategic Plan: Services for Self-Represented Litigants in Arkansas: A Report to the Arkansas Access to Justice Commission (Greacen 2013)

This report documents the services currently available to persons in this situation in Arkansas. It shows that for the most part they are left on their own and flounder. The recommendations of the report set forth a comprehensive, but relatively inexpensi ...

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 ...