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1 Access to Justice and Technology Ronald W. Staudt Class 2: The unmet need. January 29, 2003

2 Next Class-February 12 Web exercise and paper topics due Alan Houseman, Access to Justice Conference September 11, 2001: Civil Legal Assistance for Low-Income Persons: Looking Back and Looking Forward, LexisNexis™ 29 Fordham Urb. L.J (2002)LexisNexis™ 29 Fordham Urb. L.J Visit LAFMC, Cook County Advice Desk; CARPLS; Prairie State…reports 2/26 Explore the Legal Services Corporation website:

3 Shift to the Digital Paradigm Will Hornsby Unmet need Two tiers of law practice: corporate/institutional clients & personal plight lawyers Pro se and unbundling Inefficiencies of traditional model and digital design efficiencies

4 Client development Intake and screening Client education Form preparation Geographical barriers Ongoing client communication Dispute resolution Ancillary businesses

5 What is Unbundling? “The client is in charge of selecting one of several discrete lawyering tasks contained within the full-service package.” Forrest Mosten

6 Why do we care? Access to Justice remains a serious problem in the US and “…by providing limited service representation or ‘unbundled’ services in the area of civil law [we may be able to] stretch limited ‘free’ services and make for cost services affordable to a larger segment of our society. Kim Prochnau King County Superior Court Administrator

7 Today’s Class Unmet need and self represented litigants

8 Access to Justice book Charter: esign/charter.html esign/charter.html

9 ABA Legal Needs Studies. s/home.html sclaid/legalneedstudy.pdf Will Hornsby Staff Counsel, ABA Division for Legal Services, sponsor of

10 Needs & Technologies Divorces Uncontested  Ex parte  Agreed Contested-- The digital divide Lower barriers


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