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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 ...

Best Practices: Best Practices in Court-Based Programs for the Self-Represented: Concepts, Attributes, Issues for Exploration, Examples, Contacts, and Resources (SRLN 2008)

Best Practices: Best Practices in Court-Based Programs for the Self-Represented: Concepts, Attributes, Issues for Exploration, Examples, Contacts, and Resources (SRLN 2008)

This document, now in its second version, summarizes forty-two best practices in court based self-help service innovation, with descriptions of each practice, suggested attributes, examples and contacts. best practices 100% Access to Justice Best Practice ...

Report: Measuring Online Legal Resources:  A Framework Inspired  by the Drake Equation (Florida Justice Technology Center 2018)

Report: Measuring Online Legal Resources: A Framework Inspired by the Drake Equation (Florida Justice Technology Center 2018)

This report and companion webinar offer a framework to measure access to justice, and whether specific interventions have made an impact. For more information and resources about the Drake Equation for Access to Justice Work, please visit the Florida Just ...

Report: Can Translation Software Help Legal Services Agencies Deliver Legal Information More Effectively in Foreign Languages and Plain English? (Hineline & Hogue 2013)

This report investigates the current and possible uses of translation tools, including fully-automated machine translation and a somewhat different translation technology, translation memory. Translation memory re-uses whole phrases that an expert has pre ...

Report: Civil Non-Family Cases Filed in the Supreme Court of BC Research, Results and Lessons Learned (Canadian Forum on Civil Justice 2015)

The is the Final Report of the Canadian Forum on Civil Justice 's (CFCJ's) Attrition Study entitled Civil Non-Family Cases Filed in the Supreme Court of BC Research, Results and Lessons Learned. This study, which is a part of the CFCJ's lar ...