Tuesday, October 02, 2007

CALI offers courthouses help with Pro Se Litigants

Click on the title to this post for a link to a Chicago Tribute story about how the folks at CALI have created a program based on the law student lessons we are all familiar with, that leads a self-represented litigant through questions that create a form for court, or a letter to a collection agency, or even a health care power of attorney. Cool! Way to go, CALI! If you go to their website, they call this program A2J, which stands for Access to Justice. The questions are a "guided interview." So far, courts in Illinois, California and Idaho are signed on. The Legal Services Corporation (the same folks who provide Legal Aid to indigents) helped underwrite this and another self-help program, Hot Docs, apparently in cooperation with Lexis/Nexis.

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