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Law Day

The New York State Courts Access to Justice Program is hosting it's annual Community Law Day on Wednesday, May 4, 2016 outside of the Bronx County Supreme Court from 12 PM to 2:30 PM. See our flyer for more information or follow us on Twitter.



Unrepresented Litigant E-Filing Website

The NYS Courts Access to Justice Program, working with NYSCEF and the Department of Technology, have launched a new e-filing website for unrepresented litigants: The purpose of the e-filing unrepresented litigant track is to streamline the process and explain the e-filing procedure in simple terms that non-attorneys can better understand. The new website explains the basics of e-filing to help a litigant decide whether e-filing is right for him or her. The website clarifies the procedure for setting up an account to start a case or e-file in an existing case. In addition, the website contains content explaining what is needed before logging in, including information about motions, fee waivers and document redaction. The website also contains helpful links to explain terms, find forms and find live assistance.


2015 Report

The NYS Courts Access to Justice Program issued its 2015 Report, entitled, "Delivering Cost Effective Legal Services and Information in Challenging Economic Times". The Report provides a brief overview of the Access to Justice Program's programs and resources, as well as the highlights of the Access to Justice Program's accomplishments in 2015. Some of the highlights include: expansion of the Uncontested Divorce Program; VLFD Consumer Debt Program serving 20,000 litigants; opening of new Help Center in Columbia County; new statewide Child Name Change DIY Form program; over 200,000 litigants assisted by Court Help Centers; improvements to the CourtHelp website; and a Law a la Carte limited scope conference held. In addition, this year’s Report describes the Access to Justice Program’s cost-effective methods utilized for the delivery of legal services and legal information. Thank you to all the partners, friends, volunteers and court personnel who helped make 2015 a success!

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