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Resources to Assist Self-Represented Litigants

This report examines current programs, policies, and services provided by US state courts to support self-represented litigants, giving the names and links to specific resources. It looks at how forms and information are provided for the self-represented and then how justice system rules and policies affect people’s ability to represent themselves effectively. It suggests how the court system and other partners can help such self-represented litigants. In addition,the review explores how judicial and extra-judicial partners collaborate on these issues. This review includes a compendium of resources and may be of value to groups working to enhance support for self-represented litigants. It also includes 25 specific action recommendations in its appendices.

Author: Greacen, John M.
Title of Work: Resources to Assist Self-Represented Litigants
Date: 2011
Organization: Michigan State Bar Foundation
URL: Click here http://www.msbf.org/selfhelp/GreacenReportNationalEdition.pdf
Topic: Self-help
Location of Authoring Organization by Country: United States
Location of Authoring Organization by Province/ State (unless national entity):
Availability: Full report online
Language: English