In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, a collection of volunteers spanning five continents came together to produce free mobile-friendly online court forms for use in Massachusetts. The project operates out of Suffolk Law's Legal Innovation and Technology Lab in cooperation with the Massachusetts Access to Justice Commission's COVID-19 task force -- and many legal services staff have been deeply involved in the process.
The Application for a 209A Restraining Order automated form packet is now live, and available for use by survivors, attorneys and advocates. These guided interviews can generate all 8 forms that might make up an application for a restraining order.
Access the interview from the Court Forms Online site, domestic violence section: https://courtformsonline.org/dv/
There is also a link to the interview on Mass Legal Help: www.masslegalhelp.org/domestic-violence/covid-19/209A-258E
Watch a February 1, 2021 video presentation about how to use the interview to geneate the forms: https://youtu.be/XB2GdiU1HB0