The Self-Help Center Census: A National Survey

This report summarizes the results of a survey of 222 court-based legal self-help centres across eight states in the U.S. The study aimed to find out whether the self-help centres are effective in bridging gaps in access to justice and where gaps still exist. While the self-help centres surveyed were able to give help to most self-represented litigants (SRLs), some gaps still exist where the SRLs presenting issues are too complicated or are in areas of law not served by the self-help centre.