According to a recent article in the Riverside, Calif., Press Enterprise courthouses in the area are going self-service through Web sites and computer access to legal forms and case files. Citizens download forms, information and more in English and Spanish, and self-help centers with computer access are coming soon to libraries. The state also has a new Web site in a number of languages that will help people who can't afford lawyers with basic questions about legal needs. A state court Web site is another resource, said the Press Enterprise.

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Wayne E. Hanson served as a writer and editor with e.Republic from 1989 to 2013, having worked for several business units including Government Technology magazine, the Center for Digital Government, Governing, and Digital Communities. Hanson was a juror from 1999 to 2004 with the Stockholm Challenge and Global Junior Challenge competitions in information technology and education.