Examples of Assistance

  • Simplifying & automating court forms
  • Training court staff on providing information to self-represented litigants
  • Making electronic filing user friendly
  • Developing judicial education on self-represented litigant issues
  • Using pro bono assistance to support self-represented litigants
  • Creating a self-help center
  • Establishing a statewide self-help hotline
  • Facilitating discussion among judges regarding unbundling issues
  • Using online chat to provide informational services
  • Developing volunteer programs to assist litigants
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contact us to discuss specific needs.


Have a Question? The Center can provide information in a variety of areas including forms simplification and/or automation; accessible online information; user friendly e-filing; training of judges, clerks and other court staff, using federal IV-D funding in child support cases, developing a JusticeCorp volunteer program, setting up self-help centers or hotlines, and using pro bono assistance to help self-represented litigants. 
Please email us at dsmith@ncsc.org

Helpful Links
ABA Resource Center on Access to Justice Initiatives
American Association of Law Libraries
Legal Services Corporation
Pro Bono Institute
Richard Zorza’s Access to Justice Blog
State Justice Institute