Going To Court Without A Lawyer Was Always Hard. The Pandemic Has Made It Much Harder.

News Story (District of Columbia, Illinois, NATIONAL, New York)

Zoe Tillman
May 15, 2020
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National Center for State Courts 2015 report, "The Landscape of Civil Litigation in State Courts"

Tags: Coronavirus, Courts, COVID-19, Pro Se/Self-Help

Organizations mentioned/involved: National Center for State Courts (NCSC), Self-Represented Litigants Network (SRLN), National Coalition for a Civil Right to Counsel (NCCRC), Legal Aid Chicago, Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia, Legal Services NYC (LSNYC)


With courthouses still closed, judges and legal aid groups fear people who can’t afford lawyers are being shut out of the civil justice system altogether.