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Monthly Archives: May 2014

Electronic Fax Filing at Riverside County Superior Court Increases Ease and Efficiency

Posted in Courts, Technology

A pilot program at the Riverside County Superior Court in California is allowing domestic violence victims to complete applications for Domestic Violence Restraining Orders (DVRO) online and electronic fax completed forms to the courthouse. I spoke with The Honorable Jackson Lucky about the initiative and the impact he has witnessed in the courthouse. At Riverside… Continue Reading

Practises in Pro Bono: A report on PLI’s Limited Scope Training

Posted in Courts, Legal Services, PLI, Pro Bono

Certain features of the American legal tradition are so fundamental as to be virtually sacrosanct: the adversarial system, attorney-client privilege, and pounding on the table to make a forceful point. Some basic assumptions underlie this model, including that lawyers provide litigants with beginning-to-end “full representation” in a case. To do otherwise has long been considered… Continue Reading

Innovation in Collaboration: Call for Justice & United Way 2-1-1

Posted in Legal Services, Technology

A recent partnership in Minnesota crystalizes the power of collaboration and technology to increase access to justice and provide Americans with the legal advice they so desperately need. The partnership began thanks to a lucky happenstance. One of the leading attorneys at the Hennepin Bar Association was also a board member at United Way , and… Continue Reading

Speaking with the Master Part V: Where to Now?

Posted in Courts, Legal Services, Pro Bono, Technology

About the Series Richard Zorza, one of the founders and leaders of the access to justice (ATJ) movement, recently received the American Bar Association’s 2014 Louis M. Brown Award for Legal Access’ Lifetime Achievement Honor for decades of work on behalf of self-represented litigants. Not to be outdone, the Conference of Chief Justices and the Conference of… Continue Reading