The Self Represented Litigation Network just released their best practices document "Best Practices in Court-Based Programs for the Self-Represented: Concepts, Attributes and Issues for Exploration" online. The document can be found at: http://www.ncsconline.org/WC/Publications/KIS_ProSeBestPracticesSRLN.pdf
This document describes 41 best practices in court-based programs for the self-represented. These 41 best practices are grouped into eight broad categories:
The best practices described in this document are the product of input and opportunity to comment of the many working groups and participants in the Self Represented Litigation Network; www.srln.org
While the practices are addressed in the first instance at courts, they are of great value for legal aid and other access to justice programs.
The Network welcomes ongoing feedback on these practices and others that one may find successful in improving access for the self-represented and the justice system as a whole. Feedback can be directed to Richard Zorza, the coordinator of the Self Represented Litigation Network at firstname.lastname@example.org. Additional information and resources on self help programs for the self represented can be found on www.selfhelpsupport.org
Selfhelpsupport.org Project Director
National Center for State Courts