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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
http://courttechbulletin.blogspot.com/2011/09/eight-rules-of-e-filing-rule-6.htm

E-Filing Assistance for the Self-Represented: Seattle Law Library Shows the Way
Posted on July 21, 2011 by richardzorza
http://accesstojustice.net/2011/07/21/e-filing-assistance-for-the-self-represented-seattle-law-library-shows-the-way/

National Center for State Courts – Self Representation Resource Guide has a “Technology” section
http://www.ncsc.org/topics/access-and-fairness/self-representation/resource-guide.aspx

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)
http://www.selfhelpsupport.org/search/download.68690

Self-Represented Litigants and Electronic Filing by Ronald W. Staudt (from the 2003 CTC conference)
http://www.ncsconline.org/d_tech/ctc/showarticle.asp?id=68

Washington State Access to Justice Technology Principles
http://www.courts.wa.gov/court_rules/?fa=court_rules.display&group=am&set=ATJ&ruleid=amatj02principles

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