Civil Court Help Center staff dedicate themselves to legal assistance

Feature (New York)

Civil Court Help Center staff dedicate themselves to legal assistance

February 13, 2020 | Rachel Vick | Queens Daily Eagle
For many court visitors, legal assistance is not guaranteed and the process is daunting. Many people come in with questions and without counsel. The court’s Help Center offers services to help bridge that gap as part of the state’s Access to Justice program.
Tags: Courts | Pro Se/Self-Help

Could Virtual Aid Improve Court Access For The Lawyerless?

News Story (Massachusetts)

Could Virtual Aid Improve Court Access For The Lawyerless?

October 6, 2019 | Kevin Penton | Law360
With approximately half of all civil litigants walking into Massachusetts courtrooms without attorneys to provide counsel, a large percentage are potentially exposing themselves to negative legal outcomes as they contend with quotidian matters such as debt, divorces or rent disputes, a nonprofit’s recent study contends.
Tags: Pro Se/Self-Help | Technology