Archived Webinars:

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 the
ABA Resource Center for Access to Justice Initiatives.



Hon. Carol W. Hunstein, CCJ
Hon. Chase T. Rogers, CCJ
Mr. Steven D. Canterbury, COSCA
Hon. Kevin S. Burke, AJA
Mr. Kevin J. Bowling, NACM

  • Advocate for self-represented litigants receives NCSC’s Distinguished Service Award read more
  • Justice for All Initiative Grows The national Justice for All initiative has received additional support read more
  • SRLN Releases Resource Guide The Self-Represented Litigation Network (SRLN) has released Serving Self-Represented Litigants Remotely: A Resource Guide, which describes the business practices and technology used. read more
  • New Virginia Judicial System Court Self-Help website released The Supreme Court of Virginia has published a new resource for self-represented litigants. read more
  • ABA releases survey on self-help centers The ABA’s Standing Committee on the Delivery of Legal Services has issued "The Self-Help Center Census: A National Survey." read more
Welcome to the Center
The Center on Court Access to Justice for All helps judges and courts advance access to justice, especially for poor and low-income individuals, by offering resources on 15 strategies and technical assistance.

It works closely with the Conference of Chief Justices, the Conference of State Court Administrators and other national court organizations to implement access-to-justice solutions.
  • A new study found that tenants facing eviction in New York City were able to get significantly better results under an innovative program that uses “court navigators,” who are not lawyers. The program seeks to address a considerable imbalance in legal representation, since, at the time of the study, approximately 90 percent of tenants did not have a lawyer, while the vast majority of landlords did. The study was conducted by researchers from the American Bar Foundation and the National Center for State Courts and funded by the Public Welfare Foundation. The executive summary and the full report can be found here.

  • New Access to Justice effort announced! The Justice For All project aims to support efforts by the states to include all relevant stakeholders in the civil justice community in a partnership to better understand, adopt, and move toward implementation of CCJ/COSCA Resolution 5 (Meaningful Access to Justice for All). The project also seeks to enhance states’ commitment to reimagining how to work across organizational boundaries and optimize all available resources to advance access to justice for all. Click here for additional information about the project.

  • The following resolution was adopted by the Conference of Chief Justices and the Conference of State Court Administrators at the 2015 Annual Meeting:

    Reaffirming the Commitment to Meaningful Access to Justice for All NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Conference of Chief Justices and the Conference of State Court Administrators support the aspirational goal of 100 percent access to effective assistance for essential civil legal needs. . .

  • September 2014. Read the Public Welfare Foundation article marking the 40th Anniversary of the Legal Services Corporation (LSC). While the civil legal aid movement has made great strides it continues to face enormous challenges.
  • 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