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    Unrepresented Litigants | Pro Bono Legal Assistance | Document Assembly | Access to Justice Generally | Legal Services for the Low-Income and Modest Means | Electronic Filing | Judicial Activism | Public Education | Conferences


    Unrepresented Litigants 

    Creating a User-Friendly Court Structure and Environment, National Association of Court Managers (October 2016)

    Judge Fern Fisher, Insuring Civil Justice for All: Meeting the Challenges of Poverty, Impact: Collected Essays on the Threat of Economic Inequality, New York Law School, Vol. 1 (2015)

    Rochelle Klempner, Best Practices for Court Help Centers: A Guide for Court Administrators and Help Center Staff Inside and Outside New York State(April 2015)

    Facilitating Access Training Program Reference Manual: Volume 1, New York State Courts Access to Justice Program (Updated February 2016)

    Facilitating Access Training Program Reference Manual: Volume 2, New York State Courts Access to Justice Program (Updated Febrauary 2016)

    Self-Represented Litigants in the New York City Family Court and New York City Housing Court and Services for the Self-Represented in Town and Village Courts, Office of the Deputy Chief Administrative Judge for Justice Initiatives (December 2005)

    A Report on Programs and Services for Self-Represented Litigants in the New York State Courts, Office of the Deputy Chief Administrative Judge for Justice Initiatives (September 2001)

    Final Report and Recommendations of the Facilitating Access Committee, Office of the Deputy Chief Administrative Judge for Justice Initiatives (September 2001)

    The New York State Access to Justice Conference, (September 2001)


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    Pro Bono Legal Assistance 

    Handbook for Volunteer Programs, New York State Courts Access to Justice Program (May 2015)

    Best Practices for the Administration of Court-Sponsored Volunteer Lawyer For The Day Programs, New York State Courts Access to Justice Program (January 2010)

    Volunteer Lawyer for a Day Project Report, A Test of Unbundled Legal Services in the New York City Housing Court, Civil Court of the City of New York, Office of the Deputy Chief Administrative Judge for Justice Initiatives and the New York City Bar (February 2008)

    The Future of Pro Bono in New York - Volume 1: Report on the 2002 Pro Bono Activities of the New York State Bar, (January 2004)

    The Future of Pro Bono in New York - Volume 2: Report and Recommendations from the New York State Unified Court System's Pro Bono Convocations, (January 2004)


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    Document Assembly 

    Rochelle Klempner, The Case for Court-Based Document Assembly Programs: A review of the New York State Court System’s "DIY" Forms, Fordham Urban Law Jornal, Vol. 41, No. 4 (2014)

    DIY Uncontested Divorce Program video

    DIY Support Modification Petition Program video

    DIY Support Modification Petition Program Spanish video

    Rochelle Klempner, Document Assembly Programs Best Practices Guide for Court System Development and Implementation Using A2J Author, New York State Courts Access to Justice Program (Updated June 2013)


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    Access to Justice Generally 

    New York State Courts Access to Justice Program 2015 Report: Delivering Cost Effective Legal Services and Information in Challenging Economic Times (January 2016)

    New York State Courts Access to Justice Program 2014 Report: Providing Pathways to Legal Services, Assistance and Information (January 2015)

    New York State Courts Access to Justice Program 2013 Report: Delivering Legal Services, Assistance and Information to the Public (February 2014)

    Judge Fern Fisher, Ensuring Justice: The Role of State Court Systems in Responding to the Consumer Debt Crisis, Georgetown Journal on Poverty Law & Policy, Vol. 30, No. 3 (Spring 2013)

    New York State Courts Access to Justice Program 2012 Report (January 2013)

    New York State Courts Access to Justice Program 2011 Report (January 2012)

    New York State Courts Access to Justice Program 2010 Report (January 2011)

    Expanding Access to Justice in New York State: A Ten-Year Report, Office of the Deputy Chief Administrative Judge for Justice Initiatives (March 2009)


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    Legal Services for the Low-Income and Modest Means 

    Testimony of Judge Fern Fisher, Public Hearing on Civil Legal Services (October 2012)

    Testimony of Judge Fern Fisher, Public Hearing on Civil Legal Services (September 2011)

    Testimony of Judge Fern Fisher, Public Hearing on Civil Legal Services (October 2010)

    Housing Help Program: Homelessness Prevention Pilot Final Report, (June 2010)

    The New York State Access to Justice Conference (September 2001)

    Assigned Counsel Compensation in New York: A Growing Crisis, Office of the Deputy Chief Administrative Judge for Justice Initiatives (January 2000)

    Ensuring Equal Justice For All Demands An Increase in Assigned Counsel Rates, Hon. Juanita Bing Newton, New York State Bar Association Criminal Justice Journal (Summer 2000)


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    Electronic Filing  

    Principles and Best Practices for Access-Friendly Court Filing (January 2013)


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    Judicial Activism 

    Fern Fisher, Moving Toward a More Perfect World: Achieving Equal Access to Justice Through a New Definition of Judicial Activism, Vol. 17-2 (2015)


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    Public Education About the Courts 


    Public Librarians' Portfolios: The information contained in this publication will enhance public librarians’ knowledge about the court system and allow them to guide their patrons more effectively.


    Religious Communities and the New York State Court System (2003) 
    Email NYA2J@courts.state.ny.us to request this publication

    Media Day in the Courts (2000) 
    Email NYA2J@courts.state.ny.us to request this publication


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    Conferences 

    Limited Scope "Law à la Carte" Conference, October 2015


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