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Mark Staines
Last summer, the Washington State Bar Association held its first round of exams in a new Limited License Legal Technician program (LLLT) aimed at bridging the access to justice gap by allowing non-lawyers to provide legal advice and assistance in limited areas, like domestic relations/family law. Now, a recent article...
Mark Staines
As the legal profession and technology (and society at large) continue to evolve, many legal educators are working on creative ways to adapt their teaching methods and ensure that today’s students have the skills they need to meet the challenges of tomorrow. In a recent article, “ Where the ‘Puck’ is Going–and What...
Brittany Kauffman
The National Center for State Courts’ 2016 Trends in State Courts includes an article focused on the impact that high-volume cases, such as consumer debt collection, landlord/tenant, and small claims, have on the overall civil caseload. Authored by Paula Hannaford-Agor, NCSC’s Director of the Center for Jury Studies,...
Natalie Anne Knowlton
The National Self-Represented Litigants Project (NSRLP) recently released Canadian data on case outcomes for self-represented litigants (SRLs) . These new figures come shortly after NSRLP published research showing that in cases where a self-represented litigant faces a motion for summary judgment brought by a...
Mark Staines
As law schools across the country strive to produce lawyers who can hit the ground running—and as we gear up to launch our Foundations for Practice findings—Alli Gerkman, Director of Educating Tomorrow’s Lawyers , has been hitting the road around the country to explain how legal educators and employers can work...
Mark Staines
Updates to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and a rising crop of tech savvy attorneys have Magistrate Judge John M. Facciola (Ret.) of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia optimistic about the future of e-discovery . Widely recognized as a giant in the world of e-discovery, Judge Facciola believes...
Natalie Anne Knowlton
The June edition of 5280 Magazine highlights the reality of self-representation in Colorado’s civil courts . Referencing the first-hand experience of a litigant who navigated her way through the family court process without an attorney, the article discusses how more and more Coloradoans are without legal...

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