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This website was created by a team at Stanford Law School’s Legal Design Lab, with support from The Pew Charitable Trusts. It is a free site designed to support public understanding of legal issue areas in the civil justice system. The information on this site may go out of date, and users are responsible for checking with their local courts, governments, and lawyers to find the most current information.

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