Monthly Archives: March 2013

Equal Justice Works Acepting Proposals for Veterans Projects

Here is a description of the Project (note that positions are contingent upon funding from Amercorps): Equal Justice Works just released a Request for Proposals (RFP), seeking results-oriented host sites for the Veterans Legal Corps Fellowship Program, an exciting new … Continue reading

Posted in Funding, Veterans

Malpractice Insurance Provider Writes Sympathetically About Unbundling

One anxiety that has held back expansion of unbundling is fear that malpractice carriers will be unhappy with their clients providing unbundled legal assistance.  While this fear is largely dissipating, it is nice to see that one insurer’s blog has … Continue reading

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Roundtable for Incubators at Equal Justice

As you know, I am a huge fan of the incubator.  It is one of the “without-which” innovations that we have to put in place to get to 100% access to justice.  Among the obvious advantages: a path for law … Continue reading

Posted in Incubators, Meetings

Report on Colorado Simplified Process Rule Option

In 2004 Colorado put in place statewide a Rule 6.1 permitting the parties to use a simplified trial process in certain relatively low-stake cases. A report on this experiment is now available here, and it is reported on in the … Continue reading

Posted in Research and Evalation, Simplification

Important Letter From NSF on Interest in Acces to Justice

NSF has issued an important “dear colleague” letter “Stimulating Research Related to the Use and Functioning of the Civil Justice System” on the agency’s continuing interest in access-type research.  While this is not a new solicitation, the letter makes clear … Continue reading

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ABA Access to Justice Commissions: Grants Made and Availability Announced

Here is a list of grants just made to support the establishment/encouragement of new Access to Justice Commissions: Arizona Foundation for Legal Services and Education Supreme Court of Ohio Supreme Court of Oklahoma Philadelphia Bar Association Rhode Island Judiciary It … Continue reading

Posted in Access to Justice Boards, Funding | 1 Comment

Transitions

This seems to be a time of transitions in the access to justice world.  I’d like to take the opportunity to note the very significant contributions of those that I know about. Allison McDermott is leaving Pro Bono Net after … Continue reading

Posted in Access to Justice Generally