2010 California Conference on Self-Represented Litigants

California Conference on Self-Represented Litigants

April 28-30, 2010, Milton Marks Conference Center, San Francisco, CA

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This web site contains information and resource materials from the 2010 California Conference on Self-Represented Litigants.

For further information, please contact Joseph Nguyen at joseph.nguyen@jud.ca.gov.


I. Conference Agenda 

II. Faculty Bios

III. Conference Materials

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Small Claims Boot Camp (all workshops)
Landlord-Tentant Boot Camp (all workshops)
Mediation - How to Do It In a Self-Help Center
Domestic Violence (all workshops)

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Legal Information and Legal Advice - The Hard Situations
The Sargent Shriver Civil Representation Pilot Program - What's the Role for Courts and Self-Help Centers?
Step-Parent and 2nd Parent Adoptions
Law and Motion Basics for Self-Help Centers
And (Bi-National) Justice for All
Finishing Family Law Cases - Innovative Solutions
Legal Research on the Internet: Tips and Tricks for Legal Professionals
Documenting the Benefits of Self-Help Services
Mediation Opportunities and Resources for Self-Represented Litigants
When the Whole is More than the Sum of its Parts - Law Libraries in Collaboration with Self-Help Centers
Self-Help Plus - LA County's Self-Help Conservatorship
Self-Help and Public Benefits - Crossover Issues
Effective and Efficient Use of Technology in Tough Times
Collections
Legal Self-Help and Native American Communities: Recent Data and Emerging Practices
Self-Help Center's Silent Partner - Public Libraries
How to Effectively Serve Self-Represented Litigants with Disabilities
Legal Research on the Internet: Tips and Tricks for Legal Professionals

Friday, April 30, 2010

Casting a Wide Net
Fee Waiver Law, Forms and Rules and Procedures
Small Claims Legal Update
Language Access Planning: Opportunities and Challenges
A New Model for Legal Services in DVPA Cases
Answering Civil Complaints in a Workshop Setting
Foreclosures and Loan Modifications
Self-Help Center Guideline Workshop: Completing the Required Documents
Effective and Innovative Ways to Get Litigants, Staff, and Volunteers to Use Technology to Improve Services at a Self-Help Center
Small Claims Advisors - Collections and Bankruptcy
Moving Forwards When the World is Standing Still
Bringing the Best out of People - Ways to Deal with Difficult Litigants
Small Claims Commissioner's Panel Discussion and Round Table
Teaching Basic Civil Discovery in a Workshop Setting
Advanced PowerPoint - Beyond Bullets


Conference Materials
Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Small Claims Boot Camp (all workshops)

Preparing and Presenting a Small Claims Case
Collecting a Judgment
Small Claims Boot Camp "How To" Handouts
Interesting Consumer Statutes
Small Claims Bootcamp Codes - Student's Version

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Landlord-Tentant Boot Camp (all workshops)

Landlord's Guide to Unlawful Detainers
The Tenant's Guide to Eviction Defense
Landlord-Tenant Basics Handouts (all handouts combined)
Landlord-Tenant Basics Handouts (all individual files)

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Mediation - How to Do It In a Self-Help Center

Mediation Part 1
Mediation Parts 2-3

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Domestic Violence (all workshops)

Introduction to DV: Traumatic Impacts, Perpetrator Characteristics and Red Flags
Intro to DV: History, Types, Impact and Other Key Issues for Self-Help Center Staff
Court-Based Mediation of Cases Involving Parties with a History of Domestic Violence Abuse

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Thursday, April 29, 2010

Legal Information and Legal Advice - The Hard Situations

Legal Information and Legal Advice - The Hard Situations
May I Help You? Legal Advice vs. Legal Information
Guidelines for the Operation of Self-Help Centers in California Trial Courts

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The Sargent Shriver Civil Representation Pilot Program - What's the Role for Courts and Self-Help Centers?

Triage and Access to Justice
Text of bill AB 590.
Fact Sheet for AB 590
Summary of Models Derived from Research Interviews

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Step-Parent and 2nd Parent Adoptions

Basic Introduction to Step-Parent Adoptions

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Law and Motion Basics for Self-Help Centers

Law and Motion for Self Help Centers
All handouts from workshop combined into one Adobe .pdf File
Individual handouts from workshop packed into a .zip file
Additional handouts not included in workshop handouts

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And (Bi-National) Justice for All

"...and (bi-national) justice for all."
Memorandum of Points and Authorities in Support of Motion to Quash
Request for Assistance in Registration and Enforcement of Judgment of Divorce and Child Custody
Request for International Judicial Assistance for Service of Process Abroad

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Finishing Family Law Cases - Innovative Solutions

San Francisco and Santa Clara Counties: Drop-in and Workshiop Model for efault and Uncontested Dissolution Judgments
Handouts from Santa Clara County combined into one .zip file
Handouts from San Francisco County combined into one .zip file

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Legal Research on the Internet: Tips and Tricks for Legal Professionals

Legal Research on the Internet PowerPoint Presentation

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Documenting the Benefits of Self-Help Services

The Benefits and Costs of Programs to Assist Self-Represented Litigants
Survey of Costs to Litigants of Appearing in Court
Log of Assistance Provided to Persons at the Family Clerk's Counter
Log of Assistance Provided in Guardianship Cases
Log of Family Law Judgments Submitted for Review
Survey of Use of Guardianship Orientation and Self Help Services by Self-Represented Guardianship Case Litigants Appearing in Court
Log of Family Law Hearing Time on Pro Per Calendars
Time Spent by Merced Court on Family Law Judgments Returned Because of Deficiencies

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Mediation Opportunities and Resources for Self-Represented Litigants

Mediation Opportunities and Resources for Self-Represented Litigants
Workshop Materials

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When the Whole is More than the Sum of its Parts - Law Libraries in Collaboration with Self-Help Centers

We Built It and They Came
Kern County Self-Help Center Workshop/Clinic Schedule

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Self-Help Plus - LA County's Self-Help Conservatorship

Self Help Conservatorship/Elder Law Clinic
Conservatorship Clinic Pre-Intake Form
Instructions to the Pro Per

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Self-Help and Public Benefits - Crossover Issues

Self-Help Centers Public Benefits Crossover Issues
Workshop Handouts

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Effective and Efficient Use of Technology in Tough Times

Effective and Efficient Use of Technology in Tough Times
Monterey County Self-Help Online Workshop Registration

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Collections

Collecting a Judgment

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Legal Self-Help and Native American Communities: Recent Data and Emerging Practices

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Self-Help and Native American Communities: Recent Data and Emerging Practices

Self-Help Center's Silent Partner - Public Libraries

Regional Court and Library Partnership

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How to Effectively Serve Self-Represented Litigants with Disabilities

Workshop Materials

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Legal Research on the Internet: Tips and Tricks for Legal Professionals

Legal Research on the Internet

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Friday, April 30, 2010

Casting a Wide Net

Casting a Wide Net
Probate Demands - LASC Central District

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Fee Waiver Law, Forms and Rules and Procedures

Workshop Materials

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Small Claims Legal Update

Small Claims Forms as of July 1, 2010
Fontaine v. The Superior Court of Santa Clara County
A.B. No. 712: Courts -- Small Claims Court--Equitable Relief

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Language Access Planning: Opportunities and Challenges

What is Language Access?
Court Closure Flyer (English)
Court Closure Flyer (Spanish)
Furlough Day Court Closure Flyer (multi-language)
Memorial Day Court Closure Flyer (multi-language)

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A New Model for Legal Services in DVPA Cases

A New Model for DVPA Cases

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Answering Civil Complaints in a Workshop Setting

Answering Civil Complaints in a Workshop Setting

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Foreclosures and Loan Modifications

Foreclosures and Modifications

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Self-Help Center Guideline Workshop: Completing the Required Documents

Guidelines for the Operation of Self-Help Centers in California Trial Courts
Handbook for the San Francisco Superior Court ACCESS Volunteers
Using Volunteers - Self-Help Center Plan (worksheet)
Intake Assessment/Triage in Unlawful Detainer Cases
Providing Distance Services Plan (worksheet)
Providing Services to LEP Litigants (worksheet)
Statement Regarding Public Comments

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Effective and Innovative Ways to Get Litigants, Staff, and Volunteers to Use Technology to Improve Services at a Self-Help Center

Integrating Technology Into Self Help Center Operations

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Small Claims Advisors - Collections and Bankruptcy

Bankruptcy and What it Means to the Claimant in Small Claims Court

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Moving Forwards When the World is Standing Still

Moving Forward While the World is Standing Still

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Bringing the Best out of People - Ways to Deal with Difficult Litigants

Bringing the Best Out of People
Scenarios for Presentation

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Small Claims Commissioner's Panel Discussion and Round Table

Small Claims Benchguide

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Teaching Basic Civil Discovery in a Workshop Setting

Teaching Basic Civil Discovery in a Workshop Setting

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Advanced PowerPoint - Beyond Bullets

Guide to Better PowerPoint Presentations

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