Article: Insuring Civil Justice for All: Meeting the Challenges of Poverty (Fisher 2015)
There are 45.3 million persons living in poverty in the United States. 2 Poverty creates numerous challenges for individuals.
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.
Article: Cross-Pollinating Perspectives on SRLs Toward a Dialogue for Innovation in the Courts and the Administrative System (Zorza 2009)
Self-Represented Litigants and the Access to Justice Revolution in the State Courts: Cross-Pollinating Perspectives Toward a Dialogue for Innovation in the Courts and the Administrative System.
Letter: Comment to the Federal Court Rules Committee on Electronic Filing for SRLs (Zorza 2005)
This Comment to the Federal Courts Rules Committee by Richard Zorza briefly outlines some of the risks in authorizing federal court mandated e-filing with respect to self-represented litigants, and suggests both that the issue of mandatory e-filin
Article: Attorney-Client Relationships in Cyberspace: The Perils and the Promise (Lanctot 1999)
This Duke Law Journal article of 1999 discusses forming an attorney-client relationshship by giving legal advice and regulating legal advice in non-traditional contexts.
Article: Increasing Access to Justice for the Self-Represented Through Web Technologies (Herman 2007)
This November 2007 article provides examples of how web technology is being used to increase access to courts for self-represented litigants.
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-he
Article: Consumer Centric Design: The Key to 100% Access (Alteneder, Rexer 2015)
These authors, like many in the justice sector, believe that we are at a unique time and that through the integration of key innovations we can move towards 100% access to justice, defined by the authors as a system in which some for
Paper: The Role of Technology in the Access Solution (Alteneder, Genz, Hertz, Hough, Jacobs, Rawdon 2005)
This paper, was prepared for the Summit on the Future of Self-Represented Litigation (March 24-25, 2005; Chicago, IL) funded by the State Justice Institute (additional Summit materials can be found here).
Article: Literacy and the Courts (Alteneder 2007)
This article sets out how the prevalence of low literacy in America, as identified by the National Assessment of Adult Literacy (NAAL), explains why so many employees, clients and customers in everyday situa