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Tribute to Judge Fern Fisher On Her Retirement From The New York Courts

Judge Fern Fisher of New York has been a stalwart of the national access to justice movement.  See here. for how frequently she has appeared in this blog. So her retirement from the courts is a sad moment. Based on … Continue reading

Posted in Access to Justice Generally, Incubators, Transitions

Judge Fern Fisher Testifies for Court Simplification as Access Solution

This is an important harbinger.  Judge Fern A. Fisher, Deputy Chief Administrative Judge, NYC Courts and Director of the NYS Courts Access to Justice Program, recently testified to a state Access Task Force Hearing about the importance of court simplification … Continue reading

Posted in Court Management, Forms, Systematic Change

Guest Blogger Claudia Johnson: What I’ve learned in the past 9 years of helping legal aid, courts, and other non-profits create online forms to promote Access for All

What I’ve learned in the past 9 years of helping legal aid, courts, and other non-profits create online forms to promote Access for All Claudia C. Johnson* While working across the U.S. in supporting states and courts adapt online forms … Continue reading

Posted in Document Assembly, Guest Bloggers, Self-Help Services, SRLN, Technology, Tools | 2 Comments

Media Coverage for “Roles Beyond Lawyers” Spreads

There is already some media coverage for the Roles Beyond Lawyers Report. In the shocking but likely event that some of your constituencies might find the Wall Street Journal or WNYC more reliable than my blog, here are links to … Continue reading

Posted in Access to Justice Generally, Court Management, Media, Non-Lawyer Practice

New York Law Journal Reports on Navigator Program

The New York Law Journal has just published an excellent article on the Navigator program (full article accessible for free) in part of the Brooklyn Housing Court and part of the Bronx court dealing with consumer credit matters.  As described … Continue reading

Posted in Non-Lawyer Practice | 1 Comment

Thoughts on the Special Value of the Upcoming Conference on Enhancing Social Justice Through The Development of Incubators & Residency Programs

This post is much later than it should be, but I think it is still important to draw attention to the upcoming Conference on Enhancing Social Justice Through The Development of Incubators & Residency Programs on Thursday, April 3, 2014 … Continue reading

Posted in Incubators, Law Schools, Middle Income

One From the ABA

An important developments from the ABA Legal Services Delivery Committee, which is really the only group there that focuses on middle income access. Reinventing the Practice of Law: Emerging Models to Enhance Affordable Legal Services, edited by the wonderful Luz … Continue reading

Posted in Access to Justice Generally, Books, Incubators, Middle Income, Mixed Model, Unbundling

New York Chief Judge Lippman Announces Court Navigator Program in State of Judiciary

This could be a very important milestone in the development of access to justice. Building on practice in other common law countries, Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman to today announced in his 2014 New York State of the Judiciary speech, the … Continue reading

Posted in Judicial Ethics, Law Schools, Non-Lawyer Practice | 4 Comments

New York Self-Help Follows Up on Open Souce Access to Law Reviews

I rarely post based on an online comment, but this one more than deserves it. Rochelle Klempner, Counsel to NY Deputy Chief Administrative Judge Fern Fisher , just responded to my most recent post on the new public access system … Continue reading

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Bronx Family Court Self-Help Center Pushes the Envelope

The Bronx County Family Court Help Center has been re-opened with a state-of-the-art integration of services. The Help Center is conveniently located on the first floor of the courthouse, so unrepresented litigants can’t miss it and need not wait for … Continue reading

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New York Access Group Keeps on Moving

This should inspire us all.  As you know, the NY courts have had a brutal budget year.  Yet they have just issued their 2011 Access Report, showing some great new innovations: The creation of a trilingual DIY (document assembly) form … Continue reading

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NY Launches Mobile Office with Video for Remote Court Appearance

This a great idea.  I am sure we will learn a lot from it.  I hope we get a good evaluation out of the project.  Here is the release: State-of-the-Art Vehicle Includes Private Meeting and Conference Rooms with Video Links … Continue reading

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Claudia Johnson on “The Year in Forms”

The year in legal online forms for the most vulnerable in our society…2011 a recap of increasing access to justice. I listen to the Beatles all the time, and there is this song that asks “what have you done?” that … Continue reading

Posted in Document Assembly, LEP, Pro Bono | 2 Comments

I Love This: Law School Incubator Project Goes International

Globalization cuts both ways! I have just heard that the Law School Incubator, being pioneered by CUNY among others, is being adopted in India. Here is the news from the Sakai Times, about the Symbiosis Law School in Pune. PUNE: … Continue reading

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Bringing New Lawyers into Pro Bono

It’s a natural match, worth duplicating in most states.  New lawyers, often without jobs, and needing experience and MCLE credits, and litigants desperate for attorney help. Kudos to the NY Courts and Deputy Chief Administrative Judge Fern Fisher, an innovate, … Continue reading

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