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Report: Evaluation of Glen Burnie District Court Self-Help Center (MD 2012)

This is a comprehensive evaluation of the Glen Burnie District Court Self-Help Center that helped lay the groundwork for Maryland now completely statewide and all court levels centralized self-help, see more at https://mdcourts.gov/selfhelp. From the intr ...

Report: The Criminalization of Private Debt (ACLU 2018)

Report: The Criminalization of Private Debt (ACLU 2018)

  An estimated 77 million Americans have a debt that has been turned over to a private collection agency. Thousands of these debtors are arrested and jailed each year because they owe money. Millions more are threatened with jail. The debts owed can be as ...

Survey: Directory of Court Self-Help Programs (SRLN 2006)

This is the first national directory of self-help centers- court based offices in which litigants can obtain information that helps them with their court cases. This was a project of SRLN when it was hosted with the National Center for State Courts, Self- ...

Report: Developing the Detail: Evaluating the Impact of Court Reform in England and Wales on Access to Justice (Byrom 2019)

Report: Developing the Detail: Evaluating the Impact of Court Reform in England and Wales on Access to Justice (Byrom 2019)

From the Executive Summary of The Legal Education Foundation 's report: 1.1 The Court System in England and Wales is undergoing a period of unprecedented change. In 2016, Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunal Service established a portfolio of change pro ...

Report: Securing Stability: Legal Aid's Lasting Impact (The Center for Community Solutions 2019)

Report: Securing Stability: Legal Aid's Lasting Impact (The Center for Community Solutions 2019)

Legal Aid Society of Cleveland and Community Legal Aid teamed up to hire The Center for Community Solutions (CCS) to survey former clients of the two non-profit law firms. Of the 1,250 individuals from 13 counties in Northeast Ohio who responded more than ...

Report: Turning on the Lights: How the Massachusetts Trial Court Could Deploy a Virtual Court Service Center to Assist Self-Represented Litigants (MA Appleseed 2019)

Report: Turning on the Lights: How the Massachusetts Trial Court Could Deploy a Virtual Court Service Center to Assist Self-Represented Litigants (MA Appleseed 2019)

This report was prepared in partnershup with the Mass. Trial Court to inform the development of a virtual self-help center to supplement the work done by its court service centers. This report will be valuable to any jurisdiction working to better serve S ...

Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Access to Justice Uses SRLN Maps for Statewide Strategic Planning (News 2017)

Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Access to Justice Uses SRLN Maps for Statewide Strategic Planning (News 2017)

The Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Access to Justice has started using the SRLN demographics maps for presentations to circuit clerks, circuit court judges, civil legal aid and pro bono practitioners. “The maps helped provide context for why access ...

Brief: Intro to Design Thinking (SRLN 2017)

Brief: Intro to Design Thinking (SRLN 2017)

In the Access to Justice space, design thinkin g practices from the technology space are increasingly embraced to improve the way people access legal services and to improve and simplify the processes themselves. Reviewing practices around the country, we ...

Report: Clearing a Path to Justice (MD Working Group on Self-Representation 2007)

This Report is a useful example for jurisdictions thinking about how to build analysis and support as they develop self-help services. From the table of contents: The Work Group on Self-Representation in the Maryland Courts................................ ...

Article: California’s Family Law Facilitator Program: A New Paradigm for the Courts (Harrison, Chase, Surh 2000)

In 1997, California introduced its Family Law Facilitator Program to guide unrepresented family litigants through the judicial process. The authors, all active facilitators, discuss the program’s development, including some of the hurdles it has overcome. ...