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Blog Posts by Natalie Anne Knowlton

Utah Supreme Court Greenlights Development of Limited Paralegal Practitioners Program

Natalie Anne Knowlton
The Utah Supreme Court has approved the development of a new program to help litigants navigate the court system . A Supreme Court Task Force established to examine the issue recommended that Limited Paralegal Practitioners (LPPs) be authorized to assist clients with filling out legal forms and preparing settlements,...

Looking Back at Two Years of Colorado’s Self-Represented Litigant Coordinator Program

Natalie Anne Knowlton
In 2013, the Colorado Judicial Branch created the Self-Represented Litigant Coordinator (Sherlock) program. The Sherlocks , operating in courthouses in each of Colorado’s judicial districts, assist litigants with information on court procedures, forms, and resources offered by the court and outside organizations...

A New Method Helping Colorado Self-Represented Litigants in Post-Decree Family Matters

Natalie Anne Knowlton
In the Jefferson County District Courthouse in Golden, Colorado, family law self-represented litigants in court on post-decree matters have a new resource available to them. The Turelli Foundation, formed by retired Judge Richard Turelli and retired family law attorney Randy Mustain-Wood, has developed a process for...

Engaging the Family Bar to Shape a Better Justice System for Families

Janice Davidson
Natalie Anne Knowlton
Honoring Families recently convened a diverse cross-section of the national family law bar, with the goal of identifying and discussing improvements to the system that would allow all practitioners to better serve clients and children. Part of the DIAALOGUES series of convenings at IAALS, the Family Bar Summit:...

American Bar Association Exploring New Categories of Legal Services Providers

Natalie Anne Knowlton
The ABA Commission on the Future of Legal Services has published an issue paper exploring the development of new categories of judicially-authorized-and-regulated legal services providers. The Commission is seeking comments on: Whether the concept and definition of “legal services providers” should include non-lawyers...

“Modern Family Court Judge” Republished in Family Court Review

Natalie Anne Knowlton
The Modern Family Court Judge: Knowledge, Qualities, and Skills for Success , originally published by the Honoring Families Initiative in October 2014, has been republished in the April 2015 edition of Family Court Review . The paper focuses on the broad spectrum of legal and non-legal issues family court judges deal...