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Self Represented Litigation Network

Washington, United States
Joined June 2016
Presence in: United States
Focus: Family, Generalist Legal Services, Right to Information

SRLN is a network of innovative lawyers, judges, court staff, legal technologists, librarians and other allied professionals who believe everyone deserves access to justice. We are working to transform the American legal system so that every person who faces a civil legal issue can get the legal help they need, understand court proceedings and get a decision on the merits. We accomplish this by advancing innovative, evidence-based access-oriented solutions such as comprehensive court and legal aid self-help services, simplified court rules and procedure, and integrated systems that efficiently and effectively connect people who need lawyers to lawyers.

People Associated With This Organization

Bonnie Hough

United States  
Self Represented Litigation Network
Joined June 2016
Interests: Family, Peace-building & Transitional Justice, Right to Information, Traditional / Customary Justice
I am an attorney who works to help the courts meet the needs of people who cannot afford attorneys in civil cases. This includes:
* websites to provide legal information,
* forms to help people effectively provide information about their case to the court
* self help centers in which attorneys, paralegals and other helpers assist people understand the law and court processes
* education for court clerks on how to serve self-represented litigants
* work with Bar on rules that enable them to serve more people
* bench guide for judges on how to communicate effectively with self-represented litigants
* funding for legal services agencies and self-help services
* research on effective strategies for assisting people get access to the court system

Melissa Moss

United States  
Self Represented Litigation Network (Unverified)
Joined January 2018
Interests: Gender-based violence, Governance, Accountability & Transparency, Livelihoods, Peace-building & Transitional Justice, Women's Rights
User-centeredness. Using design thinking, systems thinking, service design, business process improvement and technology for systems change. Especially interested in community led design/co-creation.

Renee Danser

United States  
Self Represented Litigation Network
Joined January 2018
Interests: Traditional / Customary Justice
Renee L. Danser, Esquire, is Deputy Director of the Self-Represented Litigation Network (SRLN) where she oversees operations of the SRLN alongside the Executive Director, Katherine Alteneder. The SRLN connects lawyers, judges, and allied professionals who are creating innovative and evidence-based solutions so that self-represented litigants have meaningful access to the courts and get the legal help they need.

Ms. Danser attained a Bachelor of Arts and her J.D. from the University of Pittsburgh. She graduated from the Institute for Court Management Fellows Program in May of 2013 where her project was awarded the Vice President’s Award of Merit for Applied Research.

Ms. Danser began her career as a court manager when she chaired the multidisciplinary committee to unify the family court in Pittsburgh under the best practice principles of “One Judge/One Family”. Thereafter Ms. Danser began oversight of self-represented litigant services. Ms. Danser then went on to oversee all c
Bonnie Hough is the network champion (main point of contact) for Self Represented Litigation Network.

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