Books & Reports

20 Things Judicial Officers Can Do to Encourage Attorneys to Provide Limited Scope Representation, Limited Scope Representation Committee of the California Commission on Access to Justice (2003).

2016 Comprehensive Survey of Lawyer Incubators, ABA Standing Committee on the Delivery of Legal Services (August 2016)

A Report on Programs and Services for Self-Represented Litigants in the New York State Courts, Office of the Deputy Chief Administrative Judge for Justice Initiatives (September 2001).

Access Across America: First Report of the Civil Justice Infrasctructure Mapping Project, Rebecca L. Sandefur and Aaron C. Smyth, American Bar Foundation (October 2011).

Accessing Justice in the Contemporary USA: Findings from the Community Needs and Services Study, Rebecca L. Sandefur, American Bar Foundation, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (August 2014)

Access to Justice: Meeting the Needs of Self-Represented Litigants, Owen, Staudt and Pedwell, Illinois Institute of Technology (2002).

Adding by Subtracting: How Limited Scope Agreements for Dispute Resolution Representation Can Increase Access to Attorney Services, OHIO STATE JOURNAL ON DISPUTE RESOLUTION 28:3 (2013), pp. 659-708

Addressing the Needs of Self-Represented Litigants in Our Courts: Final Report and Recommendations, Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Steering Committee on Self-Represented Litigants (November 21, 2008).

Advancing Access to Justice in IllinoisIllinois Supreme Court Commission on Access to Justice 2017-2020 Strategic Plan (May 2017).

Agenda for Access: The American People and Civil Justice – Final Report of the Implications of the Comprehensive Legal Needs Study Albert H. Cantril, American Bar Association (1996).

American Judicature Society Pro Se Policy Recommendations (Mar. 2002).

Appendix -Addressing the Needs of Self-Represented Litigants in Our Court: Final Report and Recommendations, Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Steering Committee on Self-Represented Litigants (November 21, 2008).

An Analysis of Rules that Enable Lawyers to Serve Self-Represented Litigants, A White Paper, ABA Standing Committee on the Delivery of Legal Services (August 2014)

Analysis of Survey of Missouri Circuit Clerks Regarding Pro Se /Pro Bono Services, Missouri Supreme Court Committee on Access to Family Courts (September 30, 2008).

A National Conference on Pro Se Litigation – Florida Team Report, Office of the State Courts Administrator, Florida Supreme Court (Jan. 2000).

And Justice For All: Fulfilling the Promise of Access to Civil Justice in California, Access to Justice Working Group, State Bar of California Office of Legal Services (Oct. 1996).

An Ethics Primer on Limited Scope Representation , State Bar of California Committee on Professional Responsibility and Conduct (2004).

Assisting the Indiana Judicial System: Solutions to Self-Representation, Indiana Supreme Court Pro Se Advisory Committee (May 2002).

Best Practices for the Administration of Court-Sponsored Volunteer Lawyer For The Day Programs, New York State Courts Access to Justice Program (January 2010).

Best Practices for Court Help Centers and Programs to Assist Unrepresented Litigants, New York State Courts Access to Justice Program (December 2009).

Best Practice in Court-Based Programs for Self-Represented Litigants: Concepts, Attributes, Issues for Exploration, Examples, Contacts and Resources, National Center for State Courts (2008)

Cases Without Counsel: Research on Experiences of Self-Represention in US Family Court, Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System (2016)

Cases Without Counsel: Our Recommendations After Listening to the Litigants, Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System (2016)

Caught in the Middle: 2003 Report and Recommendations of the North Carolina Bar Association Pro Se Task Force (Dec. 2003).

Challenge to Justice: A Report on Self-Represented Litigants in the New Hampshire Courts, New Hampshire Supreme Court Task Force on Self-Representation (Jan. 2004).

Civil Legal Needs of Low and Moderate Income Households in Georgia: A Report Drawn from the 2007/2008 Georgia Legal Needs Study , Committee on Civil Justice – Supreme Court of Georgia Equal Justice Commission (June 2009).

Clearing a Path to Justice: A Report of the Maryland Judiciary Work Group on Self-Representation in Maryland Courts (August 2007).

Commission on the Status of the Legal Profession: Report and Recommendations to the New Hampshire Supreme Court (February 2007).

Commission on Virginia Courts in the 21st Century: To Benefit All, To Exclude None , Supreme Court of Virginia (January 2007).

Committee on Resources for Self-Represented Parties Strategic Planning Initiative: Report to the Judicial Council , Utah Supreme Court (July 25, 2006).

Conference of Chief Judges and Conference of State Court Administrators Joint Task Force on Pro Se Litigation Report (July 29, 2002).

Creating a Self-Represented Litigant Clinic Handbook, Vanderburgh County Courts and the Volunteer Lawyer Program of Southwestern Indiana, Inc. (August 2011).

Delaware’s Judicial Guidelines for Civil Hearings Involving Self-Represented Litigants, Delaware Supreme Court (2011).

Elkins Family Law Task Force Final Report and Recommendations, California Administrative Office of the Courts (April 2010).

Envisioning a New Future Today, State Bar of Michigan 21st Century Practice Task Force (2016)

Evaluation of Law Help Ontario as a Model for Assisting Litigants in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, The Resource for Great Programs, Inc (November 2009).

Evaluation of the Glen Burnie District Court Self-Help Center, Maryland Administrative Office of the Courts and the Institute for Government Service and Research (IGSR), University of Maryland (April 2012).

Expanding Access to Justice in New York State , Office of the Deputy Chief Administrative Judge for Justice Initiatives (March 2009).

Experience of Consumers Who May Be Vulnerable in Family Law, a Research Report for the Solicitors Regulation Authority (2017)

Facilitating Access Training Program Reference Manual: Volume 1, New York State Courts Access to Justice Program (January 2010).

Facilitating Access Training Program Reference Manual: Volume 2, New York State Courts Access to Justice Program (January 2010).

Family Law Limited Representation Risk Management Materials , Limited Representation Committee, California Commission on Access to Justice (January 12, 2004).

Family Unbundled Legal Services Project: Summary of Family Survey Responses, Mediate BC (August 2016)

Family Unbundled Legal Services Project: Summary of Lawyer Survey Responses, Mediate BC (August 2016)

Family Unbundled Legal Services Project: Summary of Mediator Survey Responses, Mediate BC (September 2016)

Federal Pro Se Legal Assistance Project Nine-Month Report, City Bar Justice Center (December 31, 2015). 

Final Report: 2006 Survey of Self-Represented Parties in the Utah State Court, Utah Judicial Council Standing Committee on Resources for Self-Represented Parties (November 2006).

Final Report of Committee on Pro Se Litigation, Connecticut Bar Association (Apr. 1, 2002).

Final Reports and Recommendations of the First Year Study Committees, The Vermont Joint Commission on the Future of Legal Services (September 24, 2015)

Fordham Law Review Special Issue: Conference on the Delivery of Legal Services to Low-Income Persons: Professional and Ethical Issues, Vol. LXVII, No. 5 (Apr. 1999).

The Future of Legal Services in OregonOregon State Bar Futures Task Force (June 2017)

Guidelines for Best Practices in Pro Se Assistance: Task Force on Pro Se Litigation , Louisiana Task Force on Pro Se Litigation of the Judicial Council (October 1, 2004).

Guidelines for the Operation of Self-Help Centers in California Trial Courts, California Administrative Office of the Courts (2008).

Handbook on Limited Scope Legal Assistance , ABA Section of Litigation (2003).

Handling Cases Involving Self-Represented Litigants: A Benchguide for Judicial Officers, California Administrative Office of the Courts (2007).

Interim Report and Recommendations , Maryland Access to Justice Commission (Fall 2009).

Kansas Justice Initiative Commission Draft Final Report, Recommendation 15: Unbundling Legal Services (Aug. 4, 1999).

Limited Scope Legal Services: Unbundling and the Self-Help Client, Stephanie L. Kimbro, American Bar Association (March 2012)

Limited Scope Representation ToolkitChicago Bar Foundation (8/2017)

Listening to Ontarians: Report of the Ontario Civil Legal Needs Project, Ontario Civil Legal Needs Project Steering Committee (May 2010).

Meeting the Challenge of Pro Se Litigation: A Report and Guidebook for Judges and Court Managers, Goldschmidt, Mahoney, Solomon and Green, American Judicature Society (1998).

Minnesota Family Law Limited Scope Representation Risk Management Materials, Minnesota State Bar Pro Se Implementation Committee (Revised 2009).

Missouri Supreme Court Joint Commission to Review Pro Se Litigation: Report to the Supreme Court of Missouri and the Missouri Bar (September 2003).

Office of the State Court Administrator Report to the Florida Legislature on Family Court Self-Help Programs (Mar. 1, 1999).

Oregon Family Law Legal Services Commission Report to the Oregon Legislative Assembly (Jan. 1999).

Perspectives on Finding Personal Legal Services: The Results of a Public Opinion Poll, ABA Standing Committee on the Delivery of Legal Services (Feb. 2011)

Phase I: Feasibility Study and Recommendations, Planning and Policy Advisory Committee of the Wisconsin Supreme Court (August 2011).

Position Paper on Self-Represented Litigation, Policy and Liaison Committee of the Conference of State Court Administrators (2000).

Practical and Ethical Implications to Integrating Unbundled Legal Services, Colorado Bar Association (2015)

Pricing Toolkit for attorneys seeking to serve low- and moderate-income clientsChicago Bar Foundation and Justice Entrepreneurs Project (2016)

Pro Per Assistance: A Manual For Legal Services and Pro Bono Providers, Office of Legal Services, State Bar of California (1994).

The Pro Per Counseling Handbook, Standing Committee on Legal Services to Middle Income Persons, State Bar of California (1994).

Pro Se Implementation Committee Annual Report , Minnesota State Bar Association (2001-2002).

Pro Se Litigants: The Challenge of the Future , Massachusetts Probate and Family Court Department Pro Se Committee Report (Dec. 1999).

Pro Se Litigation Interim Feasibility Committee Report , Supreme Court of Missouri and Missouri Bar Association (September 2004).

Pro Se Litigation: Meeting the Challenge of Self-Represented Litigants in Wisconsin , Pro Se Working Group, Wisconsin Supreme Court (December 2000).

Public Perceptions of Access to Justice, The Action Group on Access to Justice (TAG) October 2016)

Public Service and Trust Commission Strategic Plan: Phase One Implementation Report , Public Service and Trust Commission, State of Connecticut Judicial Branch (2009).

Qualitative Research Exploring Experiences and Perceptions of Unbundled Legal Services, Ipsos MORI Social Research Institute, prepared for the Legal Services Board and Legal Services Consumer Panel (August 6, 2015)

Recommendation of the Task Force on Meeting the Legal Needs of the Middle Income People, Pennsylvania Bar Association (June 2007).

Recommendations and Report, Minnesota State Bar Association Pro Se Implementation Committee (Jan. 2002).

Reinventing the Practice of Law: Emerging Models to Enhance Affordable Legal Services, Luz Herrera, Editor, ABA Standing Committee on the Delivery of Legal Services (2014)

Report and Recommendations of the Illinois State Bar Association’s Task Force on the Future of Legal Services, Illinois State Bar Association (October 4, 2016)

Report and Recommendations of the Supreme Court of Ohio Task Force on Access to Justice, The Supreme Court of Ohio (March 2015)

Report and Recommendation of the Task Force on Self-Represented Litigation, Commission on Justice Initiatives in Pennsylvania (December 2006).

Report and Recommendations of the Supreme Court Task Force on Pro Se & Indigent Litigants, Supreme Court of Ohio (April 2006).

Report and Recommendations on "Unbundled" Legal Services , Commission on Providing Access to Legal Services for Middle Income Consumers, New York State Bar Association (Dec. 2002).

Report and Recommendations, Pro Se Litigation Committee, Judicial Council of Georgia (Dec. 10, 1998).

Report of the Iowa Supreme Court Access to Justice Commission (July 2017)

Report of the Subcommittee on Limited Scope Representation, NYSBA President’s Committee on Access to Justice (November 5, 2016).

Report on the Future of Legal Services in the United States, ABA Commission on the Future of Legal Services (2016)

Report on Limited Scope Legal Assistance with Initial Recommendations , Limited Representation Committee of the California Commission on Access to Justice (Oct. 2001). Appendix

Report of the Boston Bar Association Task Force on Unrepresented Litigants (Aug. 1998).

Report of the Commission on the Delivery of Legal Services , State Bar of Wisconsin (May 1996).

Report of the Committee on Pro Se Parties and Civil Justice Reform, Final Report of the Governor's Task Force on Civil Justice Reform, Colorado, (1990).

Report of the Joint Iowa Judges Association and Iowa State Bar Association Task Force on Pro Se Litigation (May, 18, 2005).

Report of the Minnesota Conference on Chief Justices Committee on the Treatment of Litigants and Pro Se Litigation (Apr. 1996).

Report of the Nebraska Supreme Court Committee on Pro Se Litigation (Nov. 22, 2002).

Report on the Special Committee on Limited Scope Representation , Supreme Court of Missouri and Missouri Bar Association (July 20, 2007).

Report of The Self Represented Working Group, The Supreme Court of New Mexico (January 2001).

Report of the Statewide Law Library/Self-Help Center Advisory Workgroup , Minnesota State Court Administrator’s Office (January 17, 2007).

Report of the Texas Commission to Expand Civil Legal Services, Texas Commission to Expand Civil Legal Services (December 6, 2016)

Report of the Unbundled Legal Services Monitoring Committee, Florida Bar Association (March 2005).

Report of the Unbundled Legal Services Special Committee II , Florida Bar Association (Jul. 26, 2002).

Report on the Working Group on Limited Legal Assistance, 67 Fordham Law Review 1819 (Apr. 1999).

Report to the Utah Supreme Court of the Supreme Court Study Committee on the Delivery of Legal Services, (September 2002) 

Resources to Assist Self-Represented Litigants: A Fifty State Review of the "State of the Art," John M. Greacen, National Edition (June 2011).

Responding to the Needs of the Self-Represented Divorce Litigant, ABA Standing Committee on the Delivery of Legal Services (1994).

Self-Representation in Divorce Cases: A Report for the ABA Standing Committee on the Delivery of Legal Services, Sales, Beck and Hann, American Bar Association (1993).

Self-Representation in Oregon’s Family Law Cases: Next Steps , SFLAC’s Self-Represented Legal Services Subcommittee, Oregon Judicial Department (September 2007).

Self-Represented Litigants: Characteristics, Needs, Services, The Results of Two Surveys , Office of the Deputy Chief Administrative Judge for Justice Initiatives (December 2005).

Self-Represented Litigants in the Virginia Court System, Supreme Court of Virginia Pro Se Litigation Planning Committee, Enhancing Access to Justice Report (Sept. 2002).

Serving the DIY Client: A Guide to Unbundling Legal Services for the Private Practitioner, Stephanie Kimbro (2011).

Simplifying the Maze: A Fresh Look at Nevada’s Court System , Nevada Supreme Court Judicial Assessment Commission (October 2000).

Statewide Action Plan For Serving Self-Represented Litigants in California, Task Force on Self-Represented Litigants, Judicial Council of California (2004).

Subcommittee Final Report to the Commission, Florida Commission on Access to Civil Justice, Access to and the Delivery of Legal Services Subcommittee (May 20, 2016)

Successful Business Planning: Representing the Moderate Income ClientColorado Bar Association (Updated 2016)

The National Self-Represented Litigants Project: Identifying and Meeting the Needs of Self-Represented Litigants, Dr. Julie Macfarlane (May 2013)

The Self-Help Center Census: A National Survey, ABA Standing Committee on the Delivery of Legal Services (August 2014)

The Self-Help Friendly Court: Designed from the Ground Up to Work for People Without Lawyers , Richard Zorza, State Justice Institute (2001).

Supporting Families Through Change: Unbundled Legal Services Project, Mediate BC (2016) 

Unbundling 101: Expanding Your Practice Using Limited Scope Representation, by M. Sue Talia, ABA Standing Committee on the Delivery of Legal Services, Legal Aid Society of Orange County (March 24, 2009)

Unbundling Legal Services: A Guide to Delivering Legal Services a la Carte , Forrest S. Mosten, American Bar Association (2000).

User Friendly Courts: Customer Service in the Court House, Nathaniel T.W. Folkemer, Coalition for Justice (December 2007).

Using Technology to Unbundle in the Legal Services Community, Stephanie Kimbro, Harvard Journal of Law and Technology (February 2013)

Volunteer Lawyer for a Day Project Report: A Test of Unbundling in the New York City Housing Court, Joint Report by Office of the Administrative Judge of the Civil Court of the City of New York, Office of the Deputy Chief Administrative Judge for Justice Initiatives and the NYC Bar Association’s Committee on Legal Services (February 2008).

Writing for Self-Represented Litigants: A Guide for Maryland's Courts and Civil Legal Service Providers. Maryland Access to Justice Commission (2012)

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