Trial Court Self-Help

SRLN Brief: Evolution of Court Staffing for SRLs (2019)

Over the last fifteen years, leaders from the courts, legal aid programs, private bar associations, and allied professionals have actively pursued innovations to reimagine and redesign the civil legal system so that access to justice is a reality

Report: The Criminalization of Private Debt (ACLU 2018)


Report: Resource Guide on Serving Self-Represented Litigants Remotely (SRLN 2016)

The Resource Guide provides options for courts and other entities interested in providing services to self-represented litigants using means that are not face-to-face, instead of, or in addition to, in-person alternatives

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

Article: Ensuring Access to Justice in Tough Economic Times (Broccolina & Zorza 2008)

This article outlines seven suggestions for the courts which require relatively small or easily found upfront investment and minor ongoing expenditures.This article first appeared in the November-December 2008 (Volume 92, Number 3) of JUDICATURE,

Curriculum: SRLN Court Solutions Conference Leadership Package (SRLN 2008)

The Self-Represented Litigation Leadership Package was prepared by the Self-Represented Litigation Network and launched at the Court Solutions Conference on September 8-10, 2008, in Baltimore, Maryland. The core of the Package is fifteen modules,

Webinar: Alaska Family Law Self-Help Center (SRLN 2005)

This webinar on the Alaska Family Law-Self Help Center was presented on May 25, 2005, by the Center's then-co-director (and current SRLN Coordinator) Katherine Alteneder. 

Report: California Courts Self-Help Centers: Report to the Legislature (California 2007)

This is a report, found at,  on the implementation of California's Statewide Action Plan for Self-Represented Litigants

Website: California Court-Legal Aid Partnership Grants (California 2015)

Each year ten percent of the California's Equal Access Funds allocation is distributed by the Legal Services Trust Fund Commission as Partnership Grants.

SRLN Brief: Case for Key Innovations to Support 100% Access (SRLN 2007)

Collection of single page briefing papers prepared by the SRLN in 2007 to help interested parties make the "case for" key innovations. The following topics are covered:  • The Case for Self-Help Programs