New Video Game Will Teach Pro Ses Ins and Outs of Court System

Across the country, more than 80 percent of litigants in civil court appear without the help of an attorney. As such, an unconventional idea is drawing international attention: the use of a video game to teach laypeople how to prepare themselves for their day in court.

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  • Hector Morera

    Always good to come up with novel ideas to address issues.

    In Hartford Superior Court at 90 Washington St, there are 2 full time persons in the Court Services Room. They offer invaluable assistance (nothing compared to first hand experience but invaluable no less) to countless Pro Se‘s. That is a good model to use in other courts.

  • Pamala J. Favreau

    People going through a divorce would be better served by the probate courts given the number of Pro se litigants.

  • Guy Smiley

    I am certain the idea if using a video game is not based on any research with respect to demographics? Who‘s going to use this? 17 year olds that get their 14 year old girlfriends pregnant and getting out of a sex-offender label?

  • Guy Smiley

    The video game is called "saving private Ryan" and the first level is Normandy Beach. This is the only level because this is just what happens in court to pro-se litigants. Many of whom know more law than the judges and opposing counsel.

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