Source: A team at Northeastern Law
has been building a simulation game to help self-represented litigants prepare for their court appearance.
The simulation game is particularly targeted to the growing number of people who cannot afford legal representation and thus represent themselves in legal proceedings ranging from evictions and mortgage foreclosures to child custody proceedings and debt collection cases. Nationally, more than 80 percent of people with legal problems must resolve them without the assistance of a lawyer. When a dispute lands in court, people without any legal training find themselves addressing a judge, questioning witnesses, and offering documents into evidence.
The simulation game would let individuals try out these kinds of experiences in a virtual world before they appear in an actual courtroom. It would ultimately be made available online for free.
– See more at: http://www.northeastern.edu/camd/gamedesign/2014/09/25/simulation-game-people-prep-court/#sthash.aliE4ssc.dpuf