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Article: Access to Justice: The Emerging Consensus and Some Questions and Implications (Zorza 2011)

Article: Access to Justice: The Emerging Consensus and Some Questions and Implications (Zorza 2011)

In this 2011 article, Richard Zorza writes that there is a broad emerging general operational consensus within the relevant legal community- courts, bar and legal aid- about the approaches needed for a comprehensive solution. He notes that the four key el ...

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Judicial Resources Judges United States Katherine Alteneder 2021 ...

Resource: Guiding Principles for Post-Pandemic Court Technology (CCJ/COSCA 2020)

Resource: Guiding Principles for Post-Pandemic Court Technology (CCJ/COSCA 2020)

The Conference of Chief Justices (CCJ) and Conference of State Court Administrators (COSCA) published these Guiding Principles for Post-Pandemic Court Technology on July 16, 2020 with the goal to better guide state courts as they moved services to remote ...

Resource: Open Referral Initiative (Open Referral 2014)

Resource: Open Referral Initiative (Open Referral 2014)

Open Referral develops data standards and open source tools that make it easier to share, find and use information about health, human, and social services. Open Referral's resource data interoperability protocols – specifically, the Human Services D ...

Article: Pro Bono Net's Digital Divide Blog Series (PBN 2020)

Article: Pro Bono Net's Digital Divide Blog Series (PBN 2020)

Pro Bono Net's Digital Divide Blog Series Pro Bono Net published a series of blogs focused on exploring COVID-19's impacts on the Digital Divide. The three-part series discusses the exacerbating effects the pandemic has had on communities with l ...

SRLN Brief: Addressing Remote Hearing Access and Digital Divide for SRLs (SRLN 2020)

SRLN Brief: Addressing Remote Hearing Access and Digital Divide for SRLs (SRLN 2020)

As courts have moved to remote access due to the COVID-19 pandemic, new issues have emerged for SRLs, including but not limited to the following: Lack of tech support Lack of devices Limited data and phone minutes Spotty internet access Slow internet spee ...

Resource: Navigator Programs' Remote Services (McClymont 2021)

Resource: Navigator Programs' Remote Services (McClymont 2021)

In light of court closures and other operational disruptions occasioned by COVID 19, many court-based nonlawyer navigator programs around the country which had previously provided only in person services to help self-represented litigants (SRLs) in their ...

Resource: Navigator Programs' Contact List (McClymont 2021)

Resource: Navigator Programs' Contact List (McClymont 2021)

This list of contacts includes nonlawyer navigator program leaders whose programs are described in the study, Nonlawyer Navigators in State Courts: An Emerging Consensus. It is current as of March 2021. Management of Programs Alaska Arizona California Dis ...

SRLN Brief: Plain Language Audit Tools for Your Documents (SRLN 2015)

SRLN Brief: Plain Language Audit Tools for Your Documents (SRLN 2015)

Here are various resources to help test your documents: This article from the  NWT Literacy Council  in Canada tackles what is a plain language audit, who should do a plain language audit, why should you do a plain language audit, and how do you do a plai ...

Article:  Improving Access to Justice: Plain Language Family Law Court Forms in Washington State (Dyer, Fairbanks, Greiner, Barron, Skreen, Cerrillo-Ramirez, Lee, Hinsee  2013)

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 ...