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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Article: Liberty, Justice, and Legal Automata (Lauritsen 2013)

This article, by Mark Lauritsen @marclauritsen, expands on the analysis begun by the author in a computer science journal piece called Are We Free To Code The Law? The focus there was whether interactive online services for legal self-helpers can be prohi ...

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 ...