Tag Archives: California

California Daily Journal on Costs of Cutting Self-Help Programs

The (California) Daily Journal, a legal publication, has a good story on the risk that cutting back on self-help services may end up costing more than it saves.  A good article to cite to. Just a few years ago, California … Continue reading

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California Courts Issue RFP for Evaluation of Shriver Project

This is an important step for the evaluation of the access to counsel pilot passed by the California Legislature, and for which the first round of underlying program awards have already been made.  The RFP is here, and proposals are … Continue reading

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Rothberger Conference Videos — Clear Explanation of Research and Implications

Thanks to the University of Colorado Law School for posting the videos from the Rothgerber Conference last November. There’s lots of good stuff, but no one has time to watch hours and hours of video, so I would encourage you … Continue reading

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Is San Franciso Thinking of a Right to Counsel, or a Right to Diagnostic Triage?

An interesting idea.  According to the SF Chronicle, the City Council will soon be considering a “right to counsel.”  The article starts this way: San Francisco would offer eligible low-income litigants involved in custody battles, tenant-landlord disputes and other civil … Continue reading

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Access to Justice Commissions Gathering Keynotes: CJ Lippman and Justice Zelon on Legal Aid Funding and Court Transformation

Here are some of the highlights from the presentations of Chief Judge Lippman of New York, and Associate Justice Laurie Zelon of the California Court of Appeal to the gathering at the Equal Justice Conference of Access to Justice Commissions … Continue reading

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California Conference on Self-Represented Litigants — Open for Out-of-Staters — Now Open for Registration

This is highly recommended.  The Conference will be in San Franciso at the Milton Marks Conference Center, 455 Golden Gate Avenue.  The main conference begins on Thursday, June 9 at 10:00 a.m. and lasts until 3:30 p.m. on Friday, June … Continue reading

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California Judicial Council Approves Seven Shriver Pilot Project Grants: Court Involvement, Triage and Evaluation

The California Judicial Council has approved seven Shriver “civil Gideon” pilot grants (with some for two projects within the same grant).  The overall project includes required court involvement, triage, and a broad evaluation.  Note that notwithstanding media description otherwise, the … Continue reading

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