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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 ...

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 ...

Report: The Self-Help Center Census: A National Survey (ABA 2014)

Report: The Self-Help Center Census: A National Survey (ABA 2014)

Using responses to an online survey, the American Bar Association’s Standing Committee on the Delivery of Legal Services issued “The Self-Help Center Census: A National Survey,” an analysis of court-based legal self-help centers across the country. Nearly ...

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 ...

Resource: Interactive story map shows hurricane impacts and Florida’s vulnerable populations

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 ...

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 ...