Self Represented

Judges and the Self Represented

A recent post in Richard Zorza’s Access to Justice Blog provides links to his recent articles in the Judges Journal concerning judges and the self represented.  He invites comments and discussion.

The first article published in the Fall 2011 issue (Vol. 50, No. 4) of the Judges Journal is entitled “A New Day for Judges and the Self-Represented: The Implications of Turner v. Rogers  This article deals with less complex issues faced by judges in the courtroom  with the self represented.

Richard Zorza’s second article has just been published in the Winter 2012 issue of the Judges Journal (Vol. 51, No. 1): A New Day for Judges and the Self-Represented: Toward Best Practices in Complex Self-Represented Cases“.

He states that “the new article includes discussion of how judges can handle cases with an attorney on one side, cases with angry or mentally disturbed litigants, as well as complex and jury trials.”

Richard Zorza is the coordinator of the national Self Represented Litigation Network at

By Joan Bellistri

Law Library Director for the Anne Arundel County Public Law Library

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