Goldsmith, Jona
November 2007
Justice System Journal;2007, Vol. 28 Issue 3, p324
Academic Journal
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.


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