University of Denver

Law Students Help Streamline Divorce Process in Sacramento Court

Director of Special Projects

A one-day divorce program that launched this spring in the Sacramento Superior Court is streamlining the process for self-represented litigants who have filed a dissolution of marriage case before the Court and are ready for a final judgment. According to the court, law students are playing “a vital role” in the success of the program, meeting with litigants and gathering intake data; the program is also benefiting from the assistance of volunteer attorneys who serve as Judges Pro Tem.

Students are also the backbone of the Resource Center for Separating and Divorcing Families at the University of Denver, which is opening September 3, 2013. IAALS will be conducting a comprehensive evaluation of the Center, focusing both on impact to participating families and on participating students from an interprofessional development standpoint.