Technical Assistance

Tiny Chats

Tiny Chats are bite-sized annotated videos that touch on specific access to justice topics and court operations.

We are here to help. You will find samples of our work below, and we are happy to discuss your particular needs. You can schedule a call here.

Websites:

Coming Soon:

  • Access to Justice Resource Inventories
  • Michigan Justice for All Strategic Planning and Process Improvement

Examples of Assistance:

State court considerations for the changing "notice and publication" environment
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eReminders Toolkit
This toolkit is for court staff who want to launch a text or email reminder system or learn more about how to improve their current system. It offers an overview of the different types of systems available and things to keep in mind when designing or selecting a system that best meets your court’s needs.
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Court Data Sharing from Scratch
This guide helps small and medium-sized courts start managing data requests responsibly and efficiently. It offers a breakdown of the data request process and introduces key questions courts should consider at each stage. This complements more in-depth materials about creating detailed data policies and is designed to make it easy for beginners to understand and implement court data sharing.
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Debt Collection Reform Implementation Toolkit
This toolkit aims to help courts implement already-enacted debt collection case rule or statute based reforms, while offering practical and actionable suggestions to help jurisdictions incorporate consumer debt court-based reforms into existing court business practice. The implementation practices outlined in this toolkit will address key court values by creating better access for all parties in debt collection cases and increasing procedural fairness.
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Free Limited Legal Help Services
This report offers an overview and specific considerations related to court-annexed free limited legal help services for self-represented litigants (SRLs).
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Family Friendly Amenities
This report discusses the importance of free childcare and lactation rooms in courthouses.
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NCSC Guide to Using State Court Data
This guide is designed to help federal, state, and local government entities partner with state courts and use state court data. It contains information about state court data generally, data sharing agreements with courts, and examples of data sharing for research, policymaking, and program enhancement purposes.
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Best Practices for Creating Legal Self-Help Materials
This guide contains information and tools for developing self-help materials including plain language tips, language access and ADA considerations, user testing resources, and ideas about where and how to make materials available. It also includes sample materials.
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Alternative Court Hours Toolkit
This report examines court's providing alternative hours of service and recommends various approaches to expanding hours.
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