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Blog Posts by Natalie Anne Knowlton

Family Justice Reform Recommendations Round Out National State Court Reform Efforts

Natalie Anne Knowlton
Brittany Kauffman
As state courts around the country have been responding to the Conference of Chief Justices' 2016 Call to Action for civil justice reform, IAALS, NCSC, and NCJFCJ also have been focused on developing companion recommendations for evaluating and improving the way courts handle domestic relations cases, which have just...

A Parent’s Guide to Understanding the Effects of Conflict and Divorce

Natalie Anne Knowlton
Divorce is a highly stressful experience for all those involved, but the impacts on children can be especially profound. A Parent’s Guide to Understanding the Effects of Conflict and Divorce is a new, must-read resource for parents at any stage of the divorce process—whether they are simply contemplating divorce, in...

Listen > Learn > Lead: A Guide to Improving Court Services through User-Centered Design

Natalie Anne Knowlton
Michael Houlberg
Today, IAALS announces the release of a new resource, Listen > Learn > Lead: A Guide to Improving Court Services through User-Centered Design, on how best to solicit feedback from self-represented litigants and other court stakeholders. The tools provided in this guide come from the knowledge IAALS gained...

Better Access through Unbundling: New Report Gives Recommendations to Increase Access

Natalie Anne Knowlton
IAALS offers this new report for legal practitioners, service providers, and other access to justice advocates, which details the themes, recommendations, and strategic plans that emerged from our Better Access through Unbundling Conference—with takeaways for every jurisdiction, whether or not they have embraced...

IAALS and the Iowa Judicial Branch Partner on Court Compass Project

Todd Nuccio
Natalie Anne Knowlton
The IAALS Court Compass project is exploring streamlined and simplified solutions that help people through the divorce and separation process. While the project aims to make the process better for all litigants, there is a particular focus on people who go to court without an attorney. The Court Compass project is...

Divorce Reform Takes Center Stage in Special “IAALS Issue” of Family Court Review

Natalie Anne Knowlton
Dona Playton
The January 2017 edition of Family Court Review is dedicated to the Honoring Families Initiative’s Family Bar Summit: Shaping the System for the Families We Serve . The Summit, held in November 2015, brought together national thought leaders from diverse professional organizations to identify obstacles to serving...

Legal Services Corporation Launches Legal Access Portal Project

Natalie Anne Knowlton
Brittany Kauffman
The Legal Services Corporation (LSC) released a Request for Proposals to identify potential participants in a pilot project for implementing access to justice portals. The legal access portal concept emerged from the 2013 LSC Technology Summit as one of the key recommendations for achieving 100% access to justice...