The Second District's "Appellate Self-Help Clinic for Indigent Civil Litigants," created with Public Council, will recieve the 2008–2009 Ralph N. Kleps Award for Improvement in Administration of the Courts.
According to the Judicial Council's media release:
"The free self-help center provides self-represented civil litigants a better understanding of Court of Appeal practices and procedures. It offers assistance in filling out court forms; an opportunity to review paperwork before filing; and information about procedures, filings, and deadlines in the appellate process.
The Kleps Award is the highest award given to state courts each year by the Judicial Council, the policymaking body of state courts chaired by Chief Justice Ronald M. George.
The Kleps Award will be presented at a special gathering at 4:30 p.m., Friday, January 8, 2010, in the Courtroom of the Court of Appeal, Ronald Reagan State Office Building, Third Floor, 300 South Spring Street, Los Angeles. Members of the press are welcome to attend."