Working on FAQs for Self-Represented Litigants

Clerk of Court Work Group Called to Order
Clerk of Court Work Group Called to Order

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 little. We started the FAQ work a while back. But today, the Clerk of Court Work Group made some real progress.

We’re developing a resource for Frequently Asked Questions for Clerks of Court. Our intent is to make this FAQ available online and possibly in paper as well. We discussed podcasts, video and availability in other languages. And I’m going to work on making these possible.

Today we divided into two groups: one for Circuit Court Clerks and one for Family Court Clerks. We do have some general questions as well.

Stay tuned for the progress and I’ll definitely make an announcement when the FAQs are vetted.

Oh, and enjoy the photos from the Work Group! 

Discussion Begins
Discussion Begins

 

The Work Begins
The Work Begins
Reviewing Progress
Reviewing Progress
Family Court FAQs
Family Court FAQs
FAQs in Plain English
FAQs in Plain English
Translating Legalese into Plain English
Translating Legalese into Plain English
FAQs Continue
FAQs Continue

-RFW

Friday Resource: Nolo®

 

Friday Resource
Friday Resource

Do you know Nolo®?

Here’s your chance to learn about a great online resource, Nolo®. As often happens, I have to give props to techno.la for reminding me of this invaluable resource via one of their recent posts.

In addition to the Free Foreclosure Survival Guide, Nolo® offers a wealth of free information in the form of their Nolopedia, podcasts and blogs. Please note that not all their information is free, but it’s well worth your time to explore their site.

-RFW

 

Applaud your local law librarian!

As I was popping around the internet this evening, in and out of interesting websites, I noted an article about an outstanding law librarian at techno.la. I popped into the article and found a link to the Dougherty County Law Library in Georgia. At first glance it may appear to be similar to many other library websites, but I encourage you to take a few minutes to explore.

For example, in the center of the page, there’s a link to Hear Answers to Your Questions which connects you to a Podcasts page. Literally, if your speakers are on, you are able to hear the answers to frequently asked questions.

There’s another link to Representing Yourself which offers an online quiz which allows a self-represented litigant (SRL) to determine whether or not it will be too hard for them to represent themselves in a court hearing.

It’s a good reminder that our local law librarians can provide a valuable resource to people seeking assistance with access to justice!

-RFW