Hough, Bonnie, "Self-Represented Litigants in Family Law: the Response of California’s Courts" (2010). The Circuit. Paper 52.
There is “a unity of interest between the courts and the public with respect to assistance for self-represented litigants. Lack of legal assistance is clearly an enormous barrier for the public." In response to this critical situation, the Task Force has developed a comprehensive statewide plan which recommends a full menu of approaches to meeting the needs of the public and the courts.