Welcome to the Access & Court Innovations site, a clearinghouse of projects, ideas, and research for making a user-centered legal system.
We bring the best current projects and future ideas together to identify how we can get to 100% Access to Justice.
Our goal is to spotlight affordable, scalable, meaningful new projects that courts, clinics, startups, and others can deploy.
Access to Justice Design Briefs
In our design research, we’ve pinned down some central questions about how we can increase legal empowerment. For each of these briefs, we’ve gathered together ideas, analogies, background, and current projects that can inspire new solutions.
1. Process Guides: How do we help people get a series of legal tasks done correctly?
3. Integrating Services into the Community: How do we put legal help resources throughout the community, so they’re easier to access?
4. Getting to Better Advocates: How do we help find human or tech advocates to assist a person?
7. Space and Wayfinding: How can we improve the space design of courts, offices, and clinics — and especially enhance people’s wayfinding of these places, to improve users’ experiences?
8: User Feedback: Courts, lawyers, and other people who run the legal system want to make it better. How do we get user input and feedback to them, to improve their ability to make the system more user-centered?
9: Dispute Resolution, Hearings, and Trials: Are there more efficient, friendly, and supportive ways to have people present their dispute, get details and evidence, and make a decision about the best resolution?
Triage and Diagnosis
Integrating Services into the Community
Getting to Better Advocates
Training People to Protect and Represent Themselves
Tools to Get Legal Tasks Done
Building, Space, and Wayfinding
User Feedback to System
Dispute Resolutions + Hearings