Layer 1 Access2Justice: Commons Law Center
Contact:

John Grant - Common's Law Center

Problem:

Access to legal services is expensive. Many people end up representing themselves in court. The outcomes are not optimal.

Scope:

Focus on family court. If successful program will be expanded to other fields.

Goal:

Increase the efficacy of the Common’s Law Center by creating software which increases the productivity of its staff.

Proposal:

Web form (initially internal, eventually public) which will securely collect information from applicant. This Form will output to a decision tree interface which will allow a Commons Law Center staff member to help triage issues. Appropriate Court Forms are pre-filled with client information. Output: Pre-Filled forms as well as a guide to court. Allowing people to better represent themselves. If Applicant meets requirements for representation grant. Info is forwarded to Common’s lawyers