Courts

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Survey: SRLN Tiers of Service Survey Tool (SRLN 2015)

The SRLN Tiers Survey was developed for states to conduct a quick tiered inventory of their court based self-help services.
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Resource: Washington Courts Access to Justice Technology Principles (Washington State Courts 2020)

Following the Conference of Chief Justice's Resolution 13, CCJ Resolution on Technology Standards, the Washington Courts issued Access

SRLN COVID-19 Brief: Alaska Courts and Attorneys Keep Probate Matters Moving (News 2020)

While many states have reported difficulties in processing probate cases during the Covid-19 pandemic, Alaska has been remarkably successful in moving these cases along, and even to some extent expediting them beyond what had been happening before

Guide: Guidelines for the Operation of Self-Help Centers in California Trial Courts (California 2011)

The Administrative Office of the Courts, in collaboration with judges, court executive officers, attorneys, and other parties with demonstrated interest in services to self-represented litigants, is charged with the development of

Paper: Courts Need to Provide Access to Justice in Rural America (COSCA 2018)

In a detailed policy paper entitled, Courts Need to Provide Access to Justice in Rural America, and published in 2018 by the Conference
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Judicial Guidance for Cases Involving Self-Represented Litigants

Judges are often unsure of how to handle cases which involve a self-represented party.

Legal Information v. Legal Advice

For someone who works in the court system, distinguishing the difference between providing legal information and legal advice can be quite confusing.

National Association for Court Management (NACM) 2018 Annual Conference (Atlanta)

The 2018 NACM annual conference will occur in Atlanta, Georgia and will focus on the power of active engagement. For more information see the conference webpage.
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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 chi
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Reports: Statewide Evaluation of Court ADR (Maryland 2013)

The Maryland Judiciary commissioned independent researchers to conduct the following studies as part of its long-term commitment to build alternative dispute resolution (ADR) programs in Maryland and to provide the highest quality ADR services to