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Abstract

This Article describes a study done in the Southern District of New York on pro se cases. Part I details the lack of current data and the methods used in the study. Part II provides the results of the study amd attempts to identify the areas of pro se litigation in which litigants are faced with the most problems and where improvement is needed. It also discusses the effects of the Prison Litigation Reform Act. Part III suggests a plan that will help courts run more smoothly in assisting pro se litigants.

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