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E-filing and the Self Represented Litigant

Posted by Joan Bellistri on September 12, 2011

As the Maryland judiciary moves to institute e-filing, the question of how it might affect the self-represented litigant (SRL) is being considered.  The following references could help in that discussion:

Eight Rules of E-Filing: Rule #6 – E-Filing Must Support the Self Represented

E-Filing Assistance for the Self-Represented: Seattle Law Library Shows the Way
Posted on July 21, 2011 by richardzorza

National Center for State Courts – Self Representation Resource Guide has a “Technology” section

Older but could still provide appropriate analysis:

The Future of Self-Represented Litigation: Report From the March 2005 Summit (The Role of Technology in the Access Solution, p.81)

Self-Represented Litigants and Electronic Filing by Ronald W. Staudt (from the 2003 CTC conference)

Washington State Access to Justice Technology Principles

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