Access to Justice Author (A2J Author®) is a cloud based software tool that delivers greater access to justice for self-represented litigants by enabling non-technical authors from the courts, clerk’s offices, legal services organizations, and law schools to rapidly build and implement user friendly web-based document assembly projects.
These document assembly projects are made up of two components: a user friendly interface, called an A2J Guided Interview, and a back end template. These A2J Guided Interviews take complex legal information from legal forms and present it in a straightforward way to self-represented litigants. A2J Author was the first document assembly interface designed specifically for self-represented litigants. A2J Guided Interviews remove many of the barriers faced by self-represented litigants, allowing them to easily complete and print court documents that are ready to be filed with the court system. Those robust features have led to proven results - 4 million A2J Guided Interviews run and 2.5 million documents assembled since 2005. There are over 1,100 A2J Guided Interviews in 42 states in the United States and 4 foreign countries.
A2J Author is available free to interested court, legal services organizations, and other non-profits for non-commercial use.