Self-Represented Litigation Curriculum
January 16, 2014 at 2:00 PM EST
Procedural Fairness and Self-Represented Litigants
December 11, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. EST
90-minute Forms Development Webinar
October 16th, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. EDT
Funded by the Public Welfare Foundation, the Center coordinates its work with a companion effort of theABA Resource Center for Access to Justice Initiatives.
Hon. Carol W. Hunstein, CCJHon. Chase T. Rogers, CCJMr. Steven D. Canterbury, COSCAHon. Kevin S. Burke, AJAMr. Kevin J. Bowling, NACM
On April 8, 2014, The White House Domestic Policy Council(DPC) and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) released the seventeen agency LegalAid Interagency Toolkit. The Toolkit includes various materials on potential federal funding sources for legal aid including court and community based access services.
On March 13, 2014 the Oklahoma Supreme Court issued an order establishing an Access to Justice Commission.
December 2, 2013. New Rule Permits Thousands of Out-of-State Lawyers Employed as In-House Counsel in NY to Provide Pro Bono Legal Services on Behalf of NY's Needy
On November 13, 2013 the Supreme Court of Delaware issued an order establishing an Access to Justice Commission effective January 1, 2014.
On September 23, 2013 the Supreme Court of Indiana joined with over half the states with existing Access to Justice Commissions by establishing the Indiana Commission to Expand Access to Civil Legal Services.
Supreme Court of Virginia Establishes Access to Justice Commission In establishing the Commission, Virginia joins 28 other states with Access to Justice Commissions charged with expanding access to civil justice for low income and disadvantaged persons.
The following Resolutions related to Access to Justice were adopted by the Conference of Chief Justices and the Conference of State Court Administrators at the 2013 Annual Meeting on July 31, 2013:
In Support of Establishing Best Practices/Recommendations for the Use of Video Remote Interpretation In Support of Sharing Interpreter Resources through Establishing a Shared National Court Video Remote Interpreting Network and National Proficiency Designations for Interpreters In Support of State Supreme Court Leadership to Promote Procedural Fairness Reaffirming Commitment to Access to Justice Leadership and Expressing Appreciation for Access to Justice Progress and Collaboration
The ABA 2013 Grants to Promote Innovation in Expanding Justice.
A new publication on philanthropy and civil legal aid from the Public Welfare Foundation and the Kresge Foundation. Natural Allies: Philanthropy and Civil Legal Aid.
The NY Chief Judge's 2012 Hearings on Civil Legal Services. Transcripts from four public hearings.
CCJ and COSCA pass a resolution to expand Model Code regarding self-represented litigants.
CCJ and COSCA pass a resolution in support of LSC.
CCJ and COSCA pass a resolution to encourage pro bono services by in-house counsel.
Materials from the National Meeting of State Access to Justice Chairs.
CCJ and COSCA issue a White Paper on LSC funding.