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SJI Technical Assistance Grants focus on Self-Represented and Re-Engineering

Here is the way SJI described its latest technical assistance grants: Nine (9) Technical Assistance (TA) Grants were approved, including: development of appellate court time standards by National Center for State Courts (NCSC) in close coordination with the Conference of … Continue reading

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SJI Reports Almost $4.7 Million Requested in 45 Self-Represented Litigation Concept Papers

Here is the language: . . . SJI received 45 Concept Papers totaling $4,695,208 for the recent Strategic Initiatives Grants solicitation for self-represented litigation in the state courts. The Board will meet in April to finalize decisions on both grant … Continue reading

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More Great News from SJI — Request for Concept papers on Self-Represented — Due Date Feb 15

This, from SJI, speaks for itself — and speaks well. REQUEST FOR CONCEPT PAPERS Self-Represented Litigation in the State Courts SJI is accepting concept papers to address self-represented litigation in the state courts – one of SJI’s new Priority Investment … Continue reading

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Innovation Ideas Based on SJI Priority Investment Areas

A few days ago I blogged on the excellent new State Justice Institute Priority Investment Areas, which now guides much of SJI’s grantmaking. Today I am going to make some suggestions for innovative possible projects in each of those areas, … Continue reading

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SJI Announces Priority Areas

Important news for innovation.  SJI has just (yesterday) announced their new priority areas.  I think most us will be both pleased and impressed.  Here is the list, now on their website, as well as in E-SJINews. Priority Investment Areas On … Continue reading

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Brilliant Idea — Sonoma County Court Strategic Plan Highlights Litigant Assistance Network and Triage

With funding from SJI, Sonoma Court, California has completed an excellent Strategic Planning Document. While it includes many valuable ideas, and is focused at least initially somewhat on the huge challenges of providing culturally competent services, I particularly want to … Continue reading

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Elder Courts — The Next Frontier? Calfornia Model Wins Award

Elder courts are surely a wave of the future –if only because of the demographics, and the need to focus social service and support resources in the courthouse when senior cases are to be there.  It can not hurt that … Continue reading

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Taking Advdantage of the Moment of Opportunity — An Institutional Strategy for Access

As I indicated in a recent prior post about the EJC, this is a moment of great opportunity for the access to justice community, but one that is occurring in a complex larger environment.  The complexity of the environment may … Continue reading

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Three More SJI Board Nominees Confirmed.

The US Senate has confirmed three more people to the SJI Board. This is pasted from the SJI website: Chase Rogers has been the Chief Justice of the Connecticut Supreme Court since 2007.  Prior to that, she served as a … Continue reading

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SJI Funding Deadline and Information: Reengineering is Priority Area

The next deadline for SJI scholarship and grant applications is February 1, 2011. Note that the special interest areas for Project Grants this year include: Immigration Issues in the State Courts, Courts and the Media, Elder Issues, and Court Budgeting … Continue reading

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