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Research: Judge - SRL Communications Research (SRLN 2007)

Research: Judge- SRL Communications Research (SRLN 2007)

Through funding from the State Justice Institute, the California Administrative Office of the Courts, and the Maryland Judiciary, the Self-Represented Litigation Network conducted two research projects this year (2006-2007). These projects are: 1) Courtro ...

Report: A Comparative Readability Study of Plain Language Court Forms (Mindlin 2012)

This article presents the results from the first quantitative readability study of plain language court forms in the United States. Sixty citizens on a jury panel were selected to respond to brief questionnaires that tested relative comprehension of plain ...

Research: Accessing Justice in the Contemporary USA: Findings from the Community Needs and Services Study (Sandefur 2014)

In 2014, Rebecca Sandefur and the American Bar Foundation released  Accessing Justice in the Contemporary USA: Findings from the Community Needs and Services Study (CNSS). This very important study went into a Midwestern city and asked people whether they ...

Report: White House LAIR: Expanding Access to Justice, Strengthening Federal Programs First Annual Report (DOJ 2016)

White House LAIR released its first annual report entitled Expanding Access to Justice, Strengthening Federal Programs, which is also available at https://www.justice.gov/atj/page/file/913981/download. From the executive summary:   "Civil legal aid—f ...

Paper: How Fair, Fast, and Cheap Should Courts Be? (Greacen 1999)

Making the court system fairer, faster, and cheaper are at the top of most agendas for restoring public trust and confidence in the legal system. But how much fairer, faster, and cheaper do the courts need to be to meet the public's needs? So long as ...

Weblink: The Court Statistics Project (NCSC 2015)

Weblink: The Court Statistics Project (NCSC 2015)

The Court Statistics Project (CSP) — a joint project of the National Center for State Courts (NCSC) and the Conference of State Court Administrators (COSCA) — publishes caseload data from the courts of the fifty states, the District of Columbia, and Puert ...

Report: Model Self-Help Pilot Program A Report To The Legislature (California 2005)

Report: Model Self-Help Pilot Program A Report To The Legislature (California 2005)

Executive Summary The Model Self-Help Center Pilot Program is one part of the California Judicial Council’s effort to address two key goals in its strategic plan: increasing access to justice and improving the quality of justice and service to the public. ...

Report: Evaluation of Innovations Designed to Increase Access to Justice for Self-Represented Litigants (Hough 2005)

This paper, prepared for the Summit on the Future of Self-Represented Litigation (March 24-25, 2005; Chicago, IL full Summit materials available here) is an intial analysis of efforts to assess the effectiveness of self-help services by identifying key fi ...

Resource: Title IV-D Funding Resource Guide (SRLN 2014, revised 2017)

Resource: Title IV-D Funding Resource Guide (SRLN 2014, revised 2017)

Many state court systems and individual courts take advantage of federal funding under Title IV-D of the Social Security Act to obtain reimbursement for the costs of adjudicating child support and paternity matters when hearings are handled by persons oth ...

Guide: Systems Grant Making Resource Guide (GEO 2016)

Guide for strategic grant making from Grant Makers for Effective Organizations (GEO). Solving today’s pressing problems requires impacting the bigger picture — the systems we live and work in. Management Assistance Group and Grantmakers for Effective Orga ...