SC Supreme Court News: Revisions to the Self-Represented Litigant Simple Divorce Packet

Earlier today the Supreme Court of South Carolina issued an Order with Revisions to the Self-Represented Litigant Simple Divorce Packet based upon suggestions from the legal community to the SC Access to Justice Commission. Changes… More

Working on FAQs for Self-Represented Litigants

I have the best job in the world. Seriously. They say that variety is the spice of life and every day I have a new project. Today was no exception. Ok, maybe I’m exaggerating just a… More

Sanctions Against Self-Represented Litigant

It happened. In the California case In Re Marriage of Falcone & Fyke (2008 ) 164 Cal.App.4th 814. While many have considered this blog a virtual cheerleader for Self-Represented Litigants, it is important to note that… More

Self-Represented Litigants Hit the Mainstream Media

SRLs Hit MSNBC News MSNBC Headline: THE HOME YOU SAVE COULD BE YOUR OWN: In foreclosure crisis, more Americans representing themselves in court For quite a while now, this blog has been addressing the ever-increasing numbers of… More

Hey Self-Represented Litigants – courts are working WITH you!

As we’ve reported before, Self-Represented Litigants (SRLs) are increasing in courts around the country. In the past, most courts discouraged SRLs due to court inefficiency and potential loss of rights. These concerns remain, but as the… More

In Maryland 75% of Family Law Disputes Involve Self-Represented Litigants

According to a recent article in The Daily Record, 3 out of 4 family law disputes involve at least one self-represented party. In South Carolina, we are continuing to gather statistics but it’s likely that… More

For More on Court Solutions Conference on Court Leadership and Self-Represented Litigants

In previous posts, I gave some highlights from this conference. Here are a few more photos from the conference. For a different perspective, see Kate Bladow’s blog. -RFW

South Dakota: Endeavor to Educate Self-Represented Litigants

Interesting article while the South Carolina delegation attends the Court Solutions conference about self-represented litigants –http://www.argusleader.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080909/NEWS/809090323/1001. As the South Carolina Delegation is learning, self-represented litigants are here to stay. During the conference this week, presenters… More

Day 1 – Court Solutions Conference: Self-Represented Litigation Solutions Track

Today marked the first day of the Court Solutions Conference re: self-represented litigants (SRLs). All South Carolina delegates made their flights and met up prior to the beginning of the conference. Early into the conference,… More