Research

In addition to the resources highlighted on srln.org, be sure to check the following sites, which house important research, data, reports and evaluations that impact access to justice for the self-represented litigant.

Technology, Access to Justice, and the Rule of Law (Report 2019)

The Law Society represents, promotes, and supports solicitors, publicising their unique role in providing legal advice, ensuring justice for all and upholding the rule of law.

Resource: Interactive story map shows hurricane impacts and Florida’s vulnerable populations

The Self-Represented Litigation Network (SRLN) helped The Florida Bar Foundation create a new data resource that reveals the impact of Hurricane Irma on Florida and the vulnerable populations who could potentially need civil legal aid in the recov

Research: Accessing Justice in the Contemporary USA: Findings from the Community Needs and Services Study (Sandefur 2014)

In 2014, Rebecca Sandefur and the American Bar Foundation released Accessing Justice in the Contemporary USA: Findings from the

Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Access to Justice Uses SRLN Maps for Statewide Strategic Planning (News 2017)

The Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Access to Justice has started using the SRLN demographics maps for presentations to circuit clerks, circuit court judges, civil legal aid and pro bono practitioners.

Resource: GIS/Data Resources for Justice (SRLN 2017)

Geographic Information System (GIS) technology and data can provide useful information to drive decision making in the justice community.  Here are some resources that can help.

SRLN Brief: Canadian Access to Justice Research (SRLN 2016)

Access to justice issues have frequented academic, legal, political and mainstream debates for many years in Canada where the percentage of self-represented litigants in civil cases is also significant.

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

Resource: Equal Access Unit of the California Center for Families, Children & the Courts (California 2015)

The Equal Access Unit of the Center for Families, Children & the Courts has materials available for courts, court-­based self-­help programs, and other nonprofit providers of lega

SRLN Brief: Research & Data Resources (SRLN 2015)

In addition to the resources highlighted on srln.org, be sure to check the following sites, which house important research, data, reports and evaluations that impact access to justice for the self-represented litigant.

Toolkit: Trial Court Research and Improvement Consortium (TCRIC): Self-Help Program Assessment Tool (TCRIC 2005)

Program Assessment