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Natalie Anne Knowlton
A recent Wall Street Journal article details how one of America’s foremost jurists has declared war on legal jargon . Judge Richard Posner, who sits on of the Seventh U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago, has launched an aggressive assault on legalese. If Judge Posner has declared war, perhaps his cavalry is...
Natalie Anne Knowlton
The National Center for Access to Justice at Cardozo Law School recently released the Justice Index 2016 —an updated version of the 2014 Index. The Justice Index compiles data from state justice systems, comparing states' performance on four broad indicators: Attorneys available for people in poverty Support for self-...
Logan Cornett
Despite efforts by courts, communities, and bar associations around the country, there remains a serious need for tools that provide self-represented litigants with easy access to the information and resources required to appropriately navigate the court system. Technology is increasingly being leveraged in self-help...
Hunter Metcalf
In a recent Colorado Public Radio/Colorado Matters story, the Center for Out-of-Court Divorce was featured as a promising alternative to the traditional lengthy, expensive, and often contentious in-court divorce. Dr. Megan Quinn utilized the Center’s services with her ex-husband to recently finalize their divorce...
Zachary Willis
This week, the Denver Post published an article highlighting Denver’s new Center for Out-of-Court Divorce , which provides a child-focused, less-adversarial, and potentially less-costly approach for families when parents are separating. The nonprofit Center, based on the model developed by IAALS ’ Honoring Families...
Hunter Metcalf
As is true in many jurisdictions, Arizona courts are finding that self-represented parties are heavily concentrated in family law matters, like divorce, child support, and custody. With little or no legal experience, litigants are navigating these complex processes by themselves—with many citing lawyer costs as...

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