The 2015 annual conference of the national Self-Represented Litigants (SRL) Network, There were approximately 200 court administrators, clerks, judges, law librarians and court/law library based self-help center directors in attendance as well as some legal aid and large law firm pro bono associates/attorneys The following groups had senior or executive management: the National Association of Court Management, National Center for State Courts Center on Court Access to Justice for All, the National Judicial college, The Coalition on Right to Counsel and the Dept. of Justice Access to Justice project. State and local courts are developing and implementing technologically sophisticated online self help resources independently of and in addition to bar and legal aid online resources, sometimes to the consumers detriment and confusion. Information provided By Melissa Pershing, The Florida Bar Foundation.
Resources for your use and the repository include those named below and attached. Please refer to the attached agenda for the names and titles of presenters.
Websites or link noted by panelists of presenters:
Plain language LINK: Plain ( www.writeclearly.org) has a plain language library of plain language legal documents, a plain language gadget, a free web tool that analyzes the reading grade level of a web page, online courses etc. as well as links to other helpful websites
www.justiceindex.org/findings/self-represented-litigants/: LINK: Justice Index note detail and citation tabs .
www.ncsc.org/atj-curriculum LINK: Modules for Judges Educational modules designed to assist trial judges in developing the skills to manage the increasing number of cases with SRLs more efficiently an defectively