TITLE

JUDICIAL ETHICS AND ASSISTANCE TO SELF-REPRESENTED LITIGANTS

AUTHOR(S)
Goldsmith, Jona
PUB. DATE
November 2007
SOURCE
Justice System Journal;2007, Vol. 28 Issue 3, p324
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the fairness of the legal process for self-represented litigants (SRLs) as it focuses on judges' impartiality and judicial ethics in the U.S. She highlights the efforts of the courts in implementing programs to assist SRLs to secure pro bono counsel, and to help them in navigating the labyrinth of law and legal procedures in their quest for justice. She then suggests that court administrators and staff should continue to refine their assistance programs, creating increasingly novel and sophisticated SRL information-delivery systems and comprehensive self-help centers.
ACCESSION #
26914640

 

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