Category Archives: E-filing

On Waking Up From a Nightmare that was About Trying to E-File in the Supreme Court– Maybe We Can Use the Idea!

I just woke up this morning in a panic from a nightmare that would be funny if it were not so scary. There I am in the dream trying to e-file a pleading with the Supreme Court.  Naturally it is … Continue reading

Posted in Document Assembly, E-filing, Supreme Court

Integrating the ABA Futures Report and the Justice For All Components

Its finally here, the ABA Future of Legal Services Report. As expected, it covers a lot of ground, and is a lot to read. As an aid to speedy integration into other projects, I have prepared this table that compares … Continue reading

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Answering a Law Professor’s Worry that Free Online Access to Caselaw Will not Help Access to Justice

Brian Sheppard, who teaches at Seton Hall Law School, in an interesting blog post on Bloomberg, raises the question whether the Harvard Law School digitization project I blogged about recently, might not really help access to justice. His worry is … Continue reading

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The Power of the Pen and Phone — Exploring Opportunities for Access to Justice in the Next Two Years

Recent executive actions in immigration, and now asset forfeiture underline just how great is the President’s “power of the pen and phone.” — his ability by regulation or other executive action to make very significant changes in the way government … Continue reading

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Texas Chief Justice State of the Judiciary Message

Wallace Jefferson, the inspiring Chief Justice of Texas, has just issued his State of the Judiciary Message. I have bolded the language that might be most useful to quote, but the whole quote, and indeed the whole Message is worthy … Continue reading

Posted in Access to Justice Generally, E-filing, Self-Help Services

What Happens When a Federal Court Pays Attention to the Self-Represented — the Central District of California Bankruptcy Court Is A Model for Us All

The Central District of California Bankruptcy Court has released its report on the self-represented. Self-represented, or pro se, litigants comprise over one quarter of the debtors filing in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California. In early … Continue reading

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