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Court to Court: Limited Scope Pro Bono Representation for Pro Se Litigants (February 2017)

March 20, 2017

Pro se litigants can consume a great deal of a court’s resources, and finding pro bono counsel can be difficult and time consuming. But what if such counsel’s representation were of limited scope? Would that help, and if so, what would such a program look like? The Southern District of New York’s district court is having measurable success with its limited scope pro bono representation program for pro se litigants, to the benefit of litigants, attorneys, mediators, and the court. (February 2017)