How to understand legal issues surrounding you.

Welcome to! 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.

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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.

This site is not for self-represented litigants. If you need legal help, visit this list of helpful websites or go to to find help in your states. supports pro se practitioners through:

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:

Submit Content to
To submit program materials, news, a link to your website, or an original article, e-mail Greg Hurley at [email protected] or use the “Add a Resource” feature in the Library, News, or Calendar areas.

Help Publicize
Brochures for can be accessed online. Feel free to print and distribute our brochure (front and back) or our press release.

Suggestions & Feedback
We want to make this site relevant and useful! Please submit suggestions and comments to Greg Hurley at [email protected].

Many Thanks
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.

Awards was awarded the prestigious Howell Heflin award from the State Justice Institute in 2005 for project excellence.

Both in 2004 and 2007, was awarded a Top Ten Website Award from

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.