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July 8, 2003

More Help for the Self-Represented

Filed under: pre-06-2006 — David Giacalone @ 8:56 am


This morning’s JURIST Paperchase notes that courts are responding to the increased numbers of pro se litigants by holding educational conferences, such as a recent one held in Tennessee (as covered in the Leaf-Chronicle on July 7, 2003) and creating informational websites (such as the useful Wisconsin Self-Help Center, which has recources for people considering or in the process of representing themselves).


I’ll have much more to say about this healthy trend — brought on in most states by necessity rather than virtue, and by the courts rather than the bar — when I return from a short vaction later this week. Meanwhile, check out an article from Nolo.com on making the courthouse more user-friendly; my own article Supersize Small Claims , and our Posting 6/05/03 on efforts in Nevada to help litigants without lawyers.


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