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

Need a divorce but can’t afford a lawyer? North Carolina created a how-to packet that can help.

News Story (North Carolina)

Need a divorce but can’t afford a lawyer? North Carolina created a how-to packet that can help.

October 27, 2019 | Danielle Battaglia | News & Record (Greensboro, NC)
The packet breaks down the judicial process, key terminology, rules for getting a divorce, what happens inside the courtroom and how to dress. It also provides all the needed forms.
Tags: Divorce | Pro Se/Self-Help

As more people go without a lawyer, courts offer self-help services. Advice from the judge? No way

News Story (California)

As more people go without a lawyer, courts offer self-help services. Advice from the judge? No way

April 7, 2019 | Maura Dolan | Los Angeles Times (LA Times)
Zukin sees many non-represented litigants from her perch on the eighth floor of the downtown Stanley Mosk Courthouse. Judicial officials say their numbers appeared to swell after the last recession.
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The DIY Divorce

Feature (NATIONAL)

The DIY Divorce

February 12, 2019 | Deborah Copaken | Atlantic, The
How I got divorced without hiring a lawyer.
Tags: Divorce | Pro Se/Self-Help