We are currently redesigning our webpage, which will consolidate srln.org and selfhelpsupport.org with an expected launch in September 2015. The new site will offer not only a curated collection of leading resources to help courts, legal aid and the private bar better serve the self-represented, but also provide an on-line space for SRLN Working Groups, as well as open conversation groups to facilitate knowledge and information sharing among justice system and allied professionals. As we go through this transition, we are only maintaining our Trainings & Webinar page at http://www.srln.org/trainings/. If you wish to receive the launch announcement and are not already a member of this website, please join as a launch announcement will go out to professional members of srln.org and selfhelpsupport.org. Thank you for your understanding and please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Welcome to SelfHelpSupport.org!
SelfHelpSupport.org is a project of the Self-Represented Litigation Network that supports the growing network of self-help program practitioners with an online clearinghouse of information relating to self-representation. Please visit srln.org for more information about the Self-Represented Litigation Network.
If You Are Representing Yourself in Court ...
This site is not for self-represented parties. You may find helpful information through LawHelp.org, your local law library or your local court.
SelfHelpSupport.org supports pro se practitioners through:
- An extensive Library which has a collection of publications gathered from self-help programs across the country. Resources relate to developing, running, and improving programs for the self-represented litigant. A few topics include:
- A Network of pro se practitioners;
- E-mail Groups where you can share information and ask questions;
- A Networking and Mentoring Service to help you connect with others who have faced similar situations.
Submit Content to SelfHelpSupport.org
To submit program materials, news, a link to your website, or an original article, use the "Add a Resource" feature in the Library, News, or Calendar areas.
Thank you to the State Justice Institute for funding this project in 2003 and 2005-2007. Without their financial assistance, this project would not be possible. We are also grateful for financial support from the Judicial Council of California, the Maryland Administrative Office of the Courts, the Chicago-Kent College of Law, and the National Center for State Courts.
Pro Bono Net has provided the web platform and software that allows this site to function and the National Center for State Courts has managed this project since its conception in 2003. In addition, thanks to the many participating organizations that have contributed by providing input and in-kind support to this project.
SelfHelpSupport.org was awarded the prestigious Howell Heflin award from the State Justice Institute in 2005 for project excellence.
Both in 2004 and 2007, SelfHelpSupport.org was awarded a Top Ten Website Award from JusticeServed.com.
The points of view expressed on this website and in any documents herein do not necessarily reflect the views, official positions or policies of any of the participating organizations.
Survey of Library Self-Help Programs and Services
The Law Librarians' Working Group of the Self-Represented Litigation Network has published the results of its survey of library self-help programs and services.
SRLN Calendar Launched
Visit srln.org and view the calendar to learn about upcoming webinars, conferences and other events of interest to those serving the self-represented.