The Self Represented Litigation Network (SRLN) held its annual conference in San Francisco this year, marking the second anniversary of this powerful event. A few FJTC’ers were on hand for the conference – our executive director, Joyce Raby, project manager, Joseph Schieffer and Jessica Rae, our legal content manager for FloridaLawHelp.org.

SRLN is a non-profit organization devoted to increasing access to justice by providing a variety of resources to self-represented litigants. Taken from SRLN’s website:

SRLN is a network of innovative lawyers, judges, court staff, legal technologists, librarians and other allied professionals who believe everyone deserves access to justice. We are working to transform the American legal system so that every person who faces a civil legal issue can get the legal help they need, understand court proceedings and get a decision on the merits. We accomplish this by advancing innovative, evidence-based access-oriented solutions such as comprehensive court and legal aid self-help services, simplified court rules and procedure, and integrated systems that efficiently and effectively connect people who need lawyers to lawyers.

The conference featured a number of notable sessions and speakers, including Intersecting Innovations to Imagine Justice and The Evolution of a Law Help Center.

 

“Access to justice is critical to the fabric of our democracy and no other right can be protected or defended without it.”

~ Stacy Butler, Director, Innovation for Justice, University of Arizona

You can see the full conference agenda/speaker lineup here.

Many thanks to SRLN!