I-CAN! Legal is a software tool to help laypeople prepare court forms through a more interactive and user-friendly online questionnaire.
I-CAN! Legal helps people prepare their court forms using an easy online questionnaire. I-CAN! provides step-by-step instructions for how to file the forms and proceed with the court case. In Orange County, California, I-CAN! also provides e-filing of certain forms. This low-cost and easy-to-use software includes online court form preparation in multiple areas of law in many states.
I-CAN!™ (Interactive Community Assistance Network) was created as a public service by the non-profit Legal Aid Society of Orange County in partnership with the Superior Court of California, County of Orange with funding from the federal Legal Services Corporation (LSC). Since its launch in 2001, I-CAN! has been achieving its goal of using technology to assist pro per litigants with certain legal pleadings. It utilizes the combination of 5th grade literacy content, interactive questions and answers and video guide that enable users to answer a multiple choice and fill-in-the-blanks interview. In this capacity, the user is guided through the process of completing court forms. I-CAN! services are available throughout California and selected counties in Georgia, Massachusetts, Minnesota, North Carolina, Oklahoma, and Virginia. Areas of assistance include Protection Orders, Divorce, Child Support and Custody, Small Claims and Eviction Defense. Additional support materials may include: Filing Instructions, Instructional Videos, Forms Packets, Blank Forms and Facts Sheets (information varies by state). Currently, approximately 4,000 pleadings a month are produced in seven (7) states.