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Natalie Anne Knowlton
On August 20 and 21, the multidisciplinary Honoring Families Initiative (HFI) Advisory Committee convened in Denver. The meeting agenda included in-depth discussion of preliminary data collected over the last several months as part of the HFI Cases Without Counsel (CWC) project. Exploring how self-represented...
Hunter Metcalf
The National Self-Represented Litigants Project (NSRLP) in Canada continues to build upon the important initial research conducted by Dr. Julie Macfarlane between 2011 and 2013. Although the original study is over, the group still receives input from people navigating the courts without legal representation. A new...
Caitlin Anderson
On the occasion of his retirement, John Lande , now Professor Emeritus at the University of Missouri School of Law and ETL Fellow , collected his advice to law students and lawyers in an essay entitled “ My Last Lecture: More Unsolicited Advice for Future and Current Lawyers .” Professor Lande modeled the paper after...
Brittany Kauffman
As of July 1, 2015, Colorado has adopted new amendments to its rules of civil procedure with the goal of achieving a more accessible and efficient road to justice. The amended rules seek to increase the involvement of judges in pretrial activity, limit discovery to what is needed to prove a case, and increase a judge’...
Hunter Metcalf
Washington's inaugural class of limited license legal technicians (LLLTs) have taken their initial test to become the first of their kind. Seven of the nine who took the state's LLLT exam passed and now face the next steps toward becoming licensed. Washington is the first state to allow such a legal position, which...
Brittany Kauffman
The Duke Law Center for Judicial Studies has issued a call for public comment on its Guidelines and Suggested Practices for Implementing the 2015 Discovery Amendments to Achieve Proportionality . The Guidelines have their genesis in the Duke Law Center’s conference on implementing the discovery proportionality...
Natalie Anne Knowlton
A robust discussion continues in the United States about the need to improve the delivery of legal services. During the American Bar Association’s (ABA) National Summit on Innovation in Legal Services, participants explored ways to bridge the access-to-justice gap while staying ahead of the curve. Discussion points...
Robert P. Thompson
Can the 20th Century model of legal services delivery rise to the challenges and opportunities created by changes in society and the legal industry? And, can clients get the access to justice they deserve through the traditional models of legal representation? Those a but a few of the questions on tap for this week’s...

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