The Global Voice of the SRL: IAALSNSRLP
NSRLP is partnering with IAALS (the Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System, based at the University of Denver: see www.iaals.org) to replicate the original Canadian study methodology in three US states. The IAALS study will focus on the experiences of family litigants who are representing themselves.
There is great interest among US policymakers, law associations and reform bodies in gathering the in-depth data the National SRL study obtained directly from individuals representing themselves in family and civil court. There has been no qualitative study of SRL experiences in the US and our National SRL study has drawn much attention south of the border.
Three states will be selected to participate in the new US study that represent a range of variables including the current provision of services for SRLs, how judges are chosen, and differences in family laws. IAALS hopes to commence their study in 2014.