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Book: Writing for Dollars, Writing to Please The Case for Plain Language in Business, Government, and Law (Kimble 2012)

Book: Writing for Dollars, Writing to Please The Case for Plain Language in Business, Government, and Law (Kimble 2012)

This book collects the empirical evidence for the value of plain language in business, government, and law. Professor Kimble summarizes 50 studies (no less) showing that using plain language can save organizations and agencies a significant amount of mone ...

National Evaluation And Classification Framework For Non-Lawyer Projects Released (News 2015)

National Evaluation And Classification Framework For Non-Lawyer Projects Released (News 2015)

  As those of us in the access to justice movement know too well, across the country thousands of people arrive at court every day both unrepresented and unsure of where to go. Many believe that solving this access crisis will require non-lawyer involveme ...

Report: Navigator Snapshot Report (New York 2014)

From the Executive Summary THE NEW YORK STATE COURT NAVIGATOR PROGRAM was begun in March 2014 following Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman’s announcement of the program in his February 2014 State of the Judiciary address. The Navigator Program was created by th ...

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 ...

Weblink: National Center for State Courts Triage Page (NCSC 2015)

On the page, the NCSC provides resources for court personnel who contemplate triage through the lens of case management, which is a critical step towards simplification. Many of the resources cited are repeated here, but be sure to check the NCSC page for ...

Best Practices: Document Assembly Programs Best Practices Guide for Court System Development and Implementation Using A2J Author (New York 2017)

Beginning in 2005, the New York State courts began developing Document Assembly Programs for use in its Help Centers using A2J Author for the front-end, HotDocs software for the back-end, and LawHelp Interactive server to host the programs. By 2009, this ...

SRLN Brief: Procedural Fairness / Procedural Justice (SRLN 2015)

SRLN Brief: Procedural Fairness / Procedural Justice (SRLN 2015)

Research has shown that when defendants and litigants perceive the court process to be fair, they are more likely to comply with court orders and follow the law in the future—regardless of whether they “win” or “lose” their case. This is called procedural ...

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: Supreme Court Task Force to Examine Limited Legal Licensing (Utah 2015)

From the Introduction: Probably most Utah communities are not that different from “Middle City, USA,” a mid-size, mid-West community that was the location of the 2014 Community Needs and Services Study by the American Bar Association.1 In a random samplin ...

Report: Snapshot of Indigent Defense Representation in Michigan’s Adult Criminal Courts: The MIDC’S First Survey of Local Court Systems A REPORT OF THE MICHIGAN INDIGENT DEFENSE COMMISSION (Michigan Indigent Defense Commission (MIDC) 2016)

From the Report: Established in 2013 through the passage of Public Act 93, the Michigan Indigent Defense Commission (MIDC) aims to create statewide standards for the delivery of adult criminal indigent defense services. A key component of the MIDC’s manda ...