Category Archives: SRL Statistics

Moving Forward With Federal ATJ Data Collection To Support the Chiefs 100% Access Resolution

Its a routine thing, best seen as the normal functioning of government, which is coming more and more to recognize the nonpartisan importance of access to justice issues and measures to all government goals, including making the system work for … Continue reading

Posted in 100% Access Strategy and Campaign, Access to Justice Generally, Census Bureau, LAIR, Legal Aid, Metrics, SRL Statistics, Systematic Change, Triage | 1 Comment

Legal Aid HackathonShows the Coming Change in Access to Justice Culture is Enormous

I love it. Before the TIG conference, there was a legal aid Hackathon.  Here is the presentation that summarized it.  Astonishing. This slide is my own favorite, and self-explanatory. Other projects included a write clearly tool, a legal check-up tool, … Continue reading

Posted in 100% Access Strategy and Campaign, Legal Aid, LSC, SRL Statistics, Technology | 2 Comments

How to Compare the Appropriateness of Potential ATJ Indicators

David Udell has challenged me to identify, from the recent indicators report, some of the “best indicators.”  Before I even think about doing that, I have tried to identify eleven criteria for a perfect indicator. The data is already being … Continue reading

Posted in Access to Justice Generally, Funding, Justice Index, Outcome Measures, Research and Evalation, Series: Outcome Measures, SRL Statistics

Report on Symposium on Indicators — A Process That Will Go On

Back abut a thousand years ago, on September 15, 2016, an important Symposium on indicators was organized by Risa Kaufman and David Udell.  They jointly blogged about it yesterday: On September 15, 2016, access to justice experts from the academic … Continue reading

Posted in Access to Justice Generally, Dept. of Justice, Federal Agencies, Justice Index, Metrics, Outcome Measures, Research and Evalation, SRL Statistics

Next Wed Celebrate GIS Day with an SRLN Map Webinar

As announced by SRLN, on Wed at 1 PM, Eastern: In coordination with GIS Day and National Geographic’s Geography Awareness Week, the Self-Represented Litigation Network (srln.org)  is hosting a webinar on some of the ways geographic information systems (GIS) technology … Continue reading

Posted in 100% Access Strategy and Campaign, Census Bureau, Mapping/GIS, Metrics, SRL Statistics, SRLN

More Dramatic Statistics on Representation Imbalance for Collection, Landlord/Tenant, and Small Claims

Recently, I blogged about some numbers derived from NCSC data for representation status and imbalance.  The numbers are stunning, here, and here.  As I put it then: We Now Have the Data That shows That The One-Side-Self-Represented Case is the … Continue reading

Posted in Bankruptcy, Chasm with Communities, Debt Collction, Evictions, Small Claims, SRL Statistics | 3 Comments

Data Maps Come to Access to Justice Planning

This is an important step in ensuring that strategic planning is informed by underlying indicia of need. The Self-Represented Litigation Network has just launched a national, but highly granulated online tool for looking at national county by county level statistics … Continue reading

Posted in 100% Access Strategy and Campaign, Access to Justice Generally, Evictions, Housing, Metrics, Poverty, SRL Statistics, SRLN

We Now Have Data To Help Prioritize ATJ Strategic Focuses

Yesterday, when I blogged about the first good national sample data on numbers of self-represented cases, and particularly on those who face a lawyer alone, I promised additional more broken down data. These numbers, taken from the same NCSC Landscape of … Continue reading

Posted in 100% Access Strategy and Campaign, Attorney-Client, Court Management, Housing, Legal Aid, Metrics, Non-Lawyer Practice, SRL Statistics | 4 Comments

We Now Have the Data That shows That The One-Side-Self-Represented Case is the Dominant Case Situation in US Civil State Courts and That We Need a Fundamental Rethink of The State Civil Justice System

Some data from NCSC should be helpful in relating access to justice strategy to overall legal system changes. This is because this data simply blows away the way we think about the courts. The dominant analytic mode has always been … Continue reading

Posted in 100% Access Strategy and Campaign, Access to Justice Generally, Attorney-Client, Self-Help Services, SRL Statistics, Systematic Change | 3 Comments

Newly Released “Community Needs and Services Study” Should Trigger Some Rethinking About Barriers and Needs

Rebecca Sandefur and the American Bar Foundation have just (today) released Accessing Justice in the Contemporary USA: Findings from the Community Needs and Services Study (CNSS). This very important study went into a Midwestern city and asked people whether they … Continue reading

Posted in Research and Evalation, SRL Statistics | 2 Comments

How Could Interpreter Costs Be Understood So That They are Not In Conflict With ATJ Goals

A recent excellent New York Times article by Fernanda Santos about how the push to provide interpreters is putting strain on court budgets, and forcing delay or reduction of other expenditures, highlights the long term costs of state inattention to … Continue reading

Posted in Court Management, Funding, LEP, SRL Statistics

Use of Algorithms to Assess Accuracy of Tweets — Implications

A very timely article in Slate discusses the use of algorithms to assess the accuracy of tweets.  The immediate use is with the idea of helping law enforcement filter out the false from the accurate in rapidly developing situations.  The … Continue reading

Posted in Outcome Measures, Research and Evalation, SRL Statistics | 1 Comment

Maybe These Poster Proposals from SRLN Will Stimulate Ideas

As I have previously blogged, this Friday is the deadline for Poster Proposals for the open gathering in Chicago on Research into Access to Justice to be held on December 7.  Proposals should be sent to A2Jworkshop@abfn.org by Friday, November … Continue reading

Posted in Research and Evalation, Simplification, SRL Statistics, Triage | 2 Comments

Collection of SRL Data

Yet more useful info from the Texas forms process. Here is the summary of national data on SRL distribution gathered by the Texas Access to Justice Commission: Nationwide 2009 survey by Self-Represented Litigation Network 60% judges reported increase in pro … Continue reading

Posted in Access to Justice Boards, Research and Evalation, SRL Statistics | 1 Comment

Article on Justice Index in National Law Journal

David Udell and Cara Anna of the National Center for Access to Justice have an article in the National Law Journal on their proposed National Justice Index.  The core idea: Which states’ courts are in the worst condition? Which, despite … Continue reading

Posted in Budget Issues, Court Management, Metrics, Research and Evalation, SRL Statistics | 1 Comment