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National Association for Court Management 2020 Midyear Conference

National Association for Court Management 2020 Midyear Conference

The National Association for Court Management (NACM) is committed to providing innovative, engaging and emerging trends at its Midyear and Annual Conferences, typically held in February and July, respectively. Tuesday, February 11, 2020- 9:00am to Thursda ...

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. ...

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 self-represented litigants, particularly in family law matters. Although some litigants decline the opportunity to retain qualified counsel, the overwhelming majority of self ...

Tool: Tour Guide to Assess Courthouse for SRLs (SRLN 2008)

Tool: Tour Guide to Assess Courthouse for SRLs (SRLN 2008)

This Tour Guide is provided to allow either court employees or outside observers to look at a courthouse and court processes from the point of view of a self-represented litigant. The Tour Guide can be used by judges or court staff, by volunteers, or by o ...

Report: Delivering Cost Effective Legal Services and Information in Challenging Economic Times (New York Courts 2015)

Report: Delivering Cost Effective Legal Services and Information in Challenging Economic Times (New York Courts 2015)

The New York State Courts Access to Justice Program’s 2015 Report, entitled, Delivering Cost Effective Legal Services and Information in Challenging Economic Times was released January 2016 and can be found at  http://www.nycourts.gov/ip/nya2j/pdfs/NYA2J_ ...

Report: Nonlawyer Navigators in State Courts: An Emerging Consensus (McClymont 2019)

Report: Nonlawyer Navigators in State Courts: An Emerging Consensus (McClymont 2019)

This report provides a survey of the national landscape of nonlawyer navigator programs in state courts assisting self-represented litigants. It includes an analysis of 23 programs in 15 states and the District of Columbia. It is based on extensive outrea ...

Interactive story map shows hurricane impacts and Florida’s vulnerable populations (News 2017)

Interactive story map shows hurricane impacts and Florida’s vulnerable populations (News 2017)

The Self-Represented Litigation Network (SRLN) helped The Florida Bar Foundation create a new data resource that reveals the impact of Hurricane Irma on Florida and the vulnerable populations who could potentially need civil legal aid in the recovery, and ...

Tool: CA Self-Help Centers' Self-Assessment Tool for Quality Programs (CA Courts 2018)

Tool: CA Self-Help Centers' Self-Assessment Tool for Quality Programs (CA Courts 2018)

The California Self-Help Centers’ Self-Assessment Tool for Quality Programs was developed as a strategic and tactical planning template to promote quality Self-Help Center Programs across California. The tool is designed to connect a wide range of initiat ...

Webinar: Why Plain Language Works (Dyer 2018)

Webinar link:  Why Plain Language Works, August 2018 Webinar by Charles Dyer In this one-hour webinar prepared for the SRLN Forms and Technology Working Group,  Charles Dyer, JD, MLS, discusses the cognitive science, including neuroscience, cognitive psyc ...