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Report: Washington’s Courthouse Facilitator Programs for Self-Represented Litigants in Family Law Cases (Washington 2008)

This study used a variety of research methods to collect information on Washington’s courthouse facilitator programs and the impact of their operations.  Reports Washington WA CF STUDY_2008.pdf 2008 ...

SRLN Brief: Plain Language Examples from the Community (SRLN 2015)

This page contains sample Plain Language materials which are available for download.  Sample Plain Language Materials: Plain Language Help for Victims of DV Flye (Transcend) Plain Language Help for Victims of DV Cartoo (Transcend) Plain Language Holiday S ...

Webinar: Title IV-D Child Support Funding: A Resource for Court Based Self-help Services

Wednesday, December 10, 2014 Organization: SRLN WEBINAR DECEMBER 18, 2014 @ 2:00 PM EASTERN Title IV-D Child Support Funding: A Resource for Court Based Self-help Services The Self Represented Litigation Network, with funding from the State Justice Instit ...

State Profile: Massachusetts

The Massachusetts Judicial Branch is committed to ensuring equal access to the court system for all members of the public, including self-represented litigants, those of limited or no English proficiency, and individuals with mental or physical disabiliti ...

Course/Training: Best Practices in Handling Cases with Self-Represented Litigants (Reno 2015)

Course/Training: Best Practices in Handling Cases with Self-Represented Litigants (Reno 2015)

Course provided by The National Judicial College to train legal professionals in best practices for managing cases involving self-represented litigants. Registration & course fee required. For more information, please visit  course page.   Monday, Jul ...

Webinar: Judicial Management of Self Represented Cases (SRLN 2006)

Webinar: Judicial Management of Self Represented Cases (SRLN 2006)

This webinar, which took place on June 14, 2006, discussed different techniques for managing cases involving self-represented litigants. California Judge Laurie Zelon and Minnesota Judge Daniel Mabley led this webinar. The webinar presentation can be down ...

Article: Saving Courtroom Time: Techniques for Judges in Self-Represented Cases (Juhas, McKnight, Zelon, Zorza 2009)

This article discusses 15 techniques that can increase courtroom efficiency when working with self-represented cases, and summarizes many of the practices suggested in the Judicial Curriculum. Judges Judicial Ethics United States Fifteen-Techniques for Ti ...

Conference: 2010 California Conference on Self-Represented Litigants (California 2010)

Conference: 2010 California Conference on Self-Represented Litigants (California 2010)

Starting in 2006, the California Administrative Office of the Courts has held a statewide Conference on Self-Represented Litigants. This conference brings together self-help center attorneys and staff, court administrators, legal aid providers and law lib ...

Report: Washington State Civil Legal Needs Study (Washington State Supreme Court 2015)

A Washington Supreme Court commissioned statewide survey of more than 1,600 low-income Washingtonians discovered that seven of ten low-income individuals and families in Washington State face at least one significant civil legal problem each year, and the ...

Estimating the Cost of Civil Litigation (NCSC 2013)

Complaints about litigation costs have likely existed for as long as the legal profession, but those costs are extremely difficult to measure. Most studies of litigation costs rely on surveys that ask lawyers to report costs in a sample of actual cases fi ...