The Arkansas Access to Justice Commission is soliciting comments from the bench, bar, and public on a set of proposed changes to select rules of civil procedure, professional conduct, and judicial conduct, as well as adoption of a new administrative order. The Arkansas Access to Justice Commission and its SelfRepresented Litigant Task Force have crafted these proposed changes in an effort to implement the Commission’s plan for addressing significant growth of selfrepresentation in Arkansas over the last decade. In developing its plan, the Commission had the benefit of a 2011 study it conducted in partnership with the Clinton School of Public Service, which indicated that as many as 95% of select civil cases have at least one unrepresented litigant. The Commission also relied on the 2013 recommendations of John Greacen, a nationally recognized expert on selfrepresented litigants. A 2014 Arkansas Lawyer article offers background information on the current state of access to civil justice makes the case for how limited scope representation (also known as "unbundling") can reduce the justice gap and generate new sources of business for private attorneys. LINK: http://arkansasjustice.org/2015/07/01/commission-soliciting-comments-on-proposed-rule-changes-on-unbundling-pro-se-assistance/
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