Welcome to SelfHelpSupport.org!
SelfHelpSupport.org is an award-winning site that supports a growing network of self-help program practitioners with an online clearinghouse of information relating to self-representation.
Become a Member of SelfHelpSupport.org
Membership is free. Click "Join this Area" on the left-hand side of this page.
Members include judges, clerks, court staff, legal aid advocates, bar association representatives, law school faculty, researchers, and others who work to increase access to justice.
This site and its materials are for non-commercial purposes only.
SelfHelpSupport.org supports pro se practitioners through:
- A comprehensive Library of over 2,100 items;
- A monthly Newsletter that alerts you to the latest news and resources;
- A Network of over 4,000 pro se practitioners;
- E-mail Groups where you can share information and ask questions;
- National Conference Calls and Webinars where you can learn about initiatives; and
- A Networking and Mentoring Service to help you connect with others who have faced similar situations.
Our Library 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:
- Self-Help Programs
- Unbundling Legal Services
- Ethics & Changing Roles
- Evaluation Tools & Reports
- Judicial Resources
- Collaborative Efforts
- Funding & Grants
- Language & Cultural Issues
- Pro Se Task Force Reports
- Self-Help Technology
Submit Content to SelfHelpSupport.org
To submit program materials, news, a link to your website, or an original article, e-mail Greg Hurley at email@example.com or use the "Add a Resource" feature in the Library, News, or Calendar areas.
Suggestions & Feedback
We want to make this site relevant and useful! Please submit suggestions and comments to Greg Hurley at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
February 28, 2012
This is a news article written by Jeff Morganteen describing how the current poor economy is resulting in an influx of self-represented litigants, and how Access to Justice Commissions and the courts are trying to combat the increaased caseflow.