Linking a Self-Help Center to Other Services

Report: Turning on the Lights: How the Massachusetts Trial Court Could Deploy a Virtual Court Service Center to Assist Self-Represented Litigants (MA Appleseed 2019)

This report was prepared in partnershup with the Mass. Trial Court to inform the development of a virtual self-help center to supplement the work done by its court service centers.

Tool: CA Self-Help Centers' Self-Assessment Tool for Quality Programs (CA Courts 2018)

The California Self-Help Centers’ Self-Assessment Tool for Quality Programs was developed as a strategic and tactical planning template to promote quality Self-Help Center Programs across California.

Report:Nonlawyer Navigators in State Courts: An Emerging Consensus (McClymont 2019)

Report: Clearing a Path to Justice (MD Working Group on Self-Representation 2007)

This Report is a useful example for jurisdictions thinking about how to build analysis and support as they develop self-help services. From the table of contents:

Limited Licensed Legal Technician Program (News 2017)

The Washington State Supreme Court and the Washington State Bar Association created an innovative program to ex

Report: Survey of Social Workers in Massachusetts (Rosie's Place 2015)

Rosie's Place, a women's shelter in Boston, conducted a survey in 2015 of social services workers in Massachusetts and found that 1) Social workers are providing a very significant amount of legal information to their clients, and 2) They want a m

Video: Re-Imagining Family Law Procedures (Alaska 2016)

Video featuring the Honorable Vanessa White, Judge of the Superior Court at Palmer Alaska, and Stacey Marz, Director of the Alaska Court System's Self-Help Services.

SRLN Brief: Examples of LHI Driven Partnerships (ProBonoNet 2016)

In addition to offering a platform for document assembly, the LHI project has been the catalyst to many significant court, legal aid and community partnerships. Below is a summary of just a few game changing partnerships.

Alaska Bar Association's Unbundled List Offers Court a Neutral Mechanism for Referrals and SRLs Access to the Limited Scope Help They Need (News 2016)

 

SRLN Brief: OCSE Guidance on Collaborative Child Support Activities (SRLN 2016)

The Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE) has developed a strong collaboration with the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Access to Justice Initiative.